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2007 National mortality report for the live sheep, goat and cattle export industries
The overall mortality rate for sheep during sea transport to all destinations during 2007 was 0.97% out of approximately 3.75 million sheep exported. This was more than the 0.90% mortality rate observed in 2006. The main port of loading was Fremantle (2.7 million sheep exported with mortality rate of 0.96%), followed by Portland (0.5 million sheep exported with mortality rate of 0.99%) and Adelaide (0.5 million sheep exported with mortality rate of 1.03%). The overall mortality rate among the 0.71 million cattle exported from Australia in 2007 was 0.10%, a substantial fall from the 0.18% observed in 2006. The overall mortality rate on voyages to the Middle East/North Africa fell to a record low of 0.19% in 2007. The overall mortality rate on voyages to South-East Asia (0.09%) was similar to 2006. The highest overall mortality rate on a regional basis was 0.26% for exports to miscellaneous areas (comprising Mauritius, Turkey and the Black Sea) followed by Mexico (0.23%). The overall mortality rate among the 25,546 goats exported by sea from Australia in 2007 was 0.69%, which was more than the 0.49% observed in 2006. Most goats exported by sea during 2007 went to South-East Asia with two shipments to the Middle East and two to Indian Ocean destinations.
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2007 National mortality report for the live sheep, goat and cattle expor t industries
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