Australian Red Meat industry Supply Chain Information Standards

Live export

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When the livestock has completed its feeding regiments, it either is sent to slaughter and then distributed or sent as live export overseas by boat and air transport. Government regulations for live exports are specific and rigid so as to protect the livestock so that the animals arrive in tacked and healthy to their destination. These regulations and standards set Australia apart as one of the best live export exporters in the world, guaranteeing quality and maintaining a high standard of animal care. The live export process is made up of pre-export planning, export and discharge of the animals at their final destination. Pre-export planning includes, government approval for export to export destination, an approved loading plan, vendor declarations, inspections of the vessel by AQIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service), licencing, inspection of animals both by veterinarians, AQIS, and a stock inspector, export approval, and meeting the requirements for both stockman and veterinarian on board. The livestock is prepared for transport, assembled to embark and loaded into the vessel (either ship or plane). Upon arrival, the animals are inspected and signed off for their health before being unloaded.

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