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National livestock export industry shipboard performance report 2009

The objective of this project was to summarise the performance of the livestock export industry in terms of mortality levels of sheep, cattle and goats exported by sea from Australia during 2009. Industry stakeholders, government, animal welfare groups and the general public have a keen interest in monitoring performance in different sectors of the livestock export trade.  The summary report provides a breakdown by species and major destinations. The overall mortality rate for sheep during sea transport to all destinations during 2009 was 0.91% out of approximately 3.5 million sheep exported.  This was higher than the 0.84% mortality rate observed in 2008.  The main port of loading was Fremantle (2.5 million sheep exported with mortality rate of 0.91%), followed by Portland (0.7 million sheep exported with mortality rate of 0.86%) and Adelaide (0.3 million sheep exported with mortality rate of 1.01%).   The overall mortality rate among the 0.95 million cattle exported from Australia in 2009 was 0.10%.  This was lower than the 0.12% mortality rate observed in 2008.

The overall mortality rate on voyages to the Middle East/North Africa was 0.32% in 2009, a rise from 0.29% in 2008.  The overall mortality rate on voyages to South-East Asia was 0.08%, similar to the 0.09% in 2008.  The highest overall mortality rate on a regional basis was 0.32% for exports to the Middle East/North Africa, while the lowest overall mortality rate was 0.07% for exports to North-East Asia. The overall mortality rate among the 577 goats exported by sea from Australia in 2009 was 0.17%, which was substantially less than the 0.51% observed in 2008.  All goats exported by sea during 2009 went to South-East Asia.

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Contracts

Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
W.LIV.0270
Live export mortality report
01/07/2009 04/06/2010
Industry

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