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National livestock export industry shipboard performance report 2010

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 2010. 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 2010 was 0.88% out of approximately 2.96 million sheep exported. This was lower than the 0.91% mortality rate observed in 2009. The main port of loading was Fremantle (2.4 million sheep exported with mortality rate of 0.75%), followed by Portland (0.4 million sheep exported with mortality rate of 1.5%) and Adelaide (0.1 million sheep exported with mortality rate of 1.5%). The overall mortality rate among the 0.86 million cattle exported from Australia in 2010 was 0.15%. This was higher than the 0.10% mortality rate observed in 2009. The overall mortality rate on voyages to the Middle East/North Africa was 0.40% in 2010, a rise from 0.32% in 2009. The overall mortality rate on voyages to South-East Asia was 0.04%, half the rate of 0.08% observed in 2009. The highest overall mortality rate on a regional basis was 0.44% for exports to Miscellaneous destinations (79,473 cattle exported), including Mauritius, Russia and Turkey, while the lowest overall mortality rate was 0.04% for exports to South-East Asia (551,761 cattle exported). The overall mortality rate among the 1,885 goats exported by sea from Australia in 2010 was 0.69%. This was substantially more than the 0.17% seen in 2009. All goats exported by sea during 2010 went to South-East Asia. Air transport of goats has been included in the 2010 report for the first time.

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Contracts

Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
W.LIV.0279
Live Export Mortality report - 2010
01/09/2010 30/05/2011
Industry

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