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Live Export Mortality report - 2011

​The overall mortality rate for sheep during sea transport to all destinations during 2011 was 0.76% out of approximately 2.42 million sheep exported.  This was lower than the 0.88% mortality rate observed in 2010, and second only to the record low of 0.75% in 2004.  The main port of loading was Fremantle (1.7 million sheep exported with mortality rate of 0.68%), followed by Adelaide (0.3 million sheep exported with mortality rate of 0.75%) and Portland (0.5 million sheep exported with mortality rate of 1.05%).   

The overall mortality rate among the 0.68 million cattle exported from Australia in 2011 was 0.12%.  This was lower than the 0.15% mortality rate observed in 2010.  The overall mortality rate on voyages to the Middle East/North Africa was a record low 0.16% in 2011, falling from 0.40% in 2010.  The overall mortality rate on voyages to South-East Asia was 0.04%, continuing the record low rate observed in 2010 for the region.  The highest overall mortality rate on a regional basis was 0.49% for exports to Miscellaneous destinations (86,039 cattle exported), including Mauritius, Russia and Turkey, while the lowest overall mortality rate was 0.04% for exports to South-East Asia (446,708 cattle exported). 

The overall mortality rate among the 610 goats exported by sea from Australia in 2011 was 0.16%.  This was significantly less than the 0.69% seen in 2010, and a record low figure.  All goats exported by sea during 2011 went to South-East Asia.  Air transport of goats was again examined in 2011, after being introduced for the first time in the 2010 report.  

 

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Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
W.LIV.0281
Live Export Mortality report - 2011 (DTS11/0206)
15/12/2011 13/06/2012
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