Refining stocking densities

Project Code:  W.LIV.0253

Year of Published: 2013

This research project was undertaken to address the knowledge gap that exists regarding the effects of stocking density on the welfare outcomes of cattle and sheep during sea transport.

This research project was undertaken to address the knowledge gap that exists regarding the effects of stocking density on the welfare outcomes of cattle and sheep during sea transport. Two sheep voyages to the Middle East and one cattle voyage to Indonesia were conducted where three stocking density treatments were investigated. The report concluded that the ASEL space allowances for the stock classes investigated are appropriate on animal welfare grounds and the research provides objective information about the appropriate stocking densities during the sea transport of Australian livestock.

Keywords: Cattle, Sheep, On-board/transport, Other

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