Australian Red Meat industry Supply Chain Information Standards

Livestock transport

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Livestock Transport requires careful planning to ensure that the livestock is transported in a way that maximises comfort and decreases the stress experienced by the livestock. The Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines explains how the transportation of livestock should be carried out in each state, under their legislation. General guidelines state that the livestock should be fit for transport, handled correctly by professionals, transportation facilities are adequate for the transfer of livestock, the journey is planned to ensure delivery at the correct time, ensure that the livestock are cared for, protected and treated for any injury or disease, and supplied adequate feed, water and shelter for the duration of the transport.

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The input for live transport is: Cattle- The cattle themselves. Vehicles- The form of transport. Labour- Drivers. Fuel- To fuel the transport. Feed- For the cattle for the duration of the trip. Water- For the cattle for the duration of the trip.

Cattle- The cattle. Number of head. Vehicles - The vehicles. Number of vehicles needed. Labour- The drivers. Number of employees needed. Fuel- The fuel for transport. Litres. Feed- Feed for the cattle. Kilograms. Water- Water for the cattle. Litres.

Cattle transported- The number of cattle transported

The cattle transported.- The number of cattle successfully transported. The number of cattle.

* Animal Health Australia * Meat and Livestock Australia * Australian Livestock Transporters Association