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A Review of Transport Practices and Mortalities in pigs in Australia

Willis, Sara and Bell, Kerry and Knight, Ross (2012) A Review of Transport Practices and Mortalities in pigs in Australia. Project Report. Australian Pork.

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Abstract

The closure of abattoirs in Australia dictates that pigs will be transported over greater distances resulting in increased costs and reduced margins for producers. Factors contributing to reduced margins could include increased freight costs, reduced scale weight as a result of reduced killing out percentage and condemnations (due to injuries) plus possible increased deaths in transport. More information is needed in Australia on transport practices and mortalities to address knowledge deficiencies in our understanding of the welfare implications of road transport.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Keywords:Final report
Subjects:Animal culture > Swine
Animal culture > Transportation
Deposited On:03 Nov 2011 06:39
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 04:26

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