Review of Sheep Pre-embarkation Inspection Procedures

LiveCorp - Prepared by: Nigel Perkins and Ben Madin AusVet Animal Health Services

Type: Report
Knowledge level: Intermediate

This report outlines:

  • Overview of the export chain
    • Previous descriptions of sheep inspection and rejection systems
    • Independent Review of Australia’s Livestock Export Trade
    • State legislation and requirements
    • Australian Position Statement on the Export of Livestock
    • Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL)
    • Australian Meat and Live-stock Industry (Export Licensing) Regulations 1998
    • Export Control (Animals) Order 2004
    • Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS)
  • Results
    • Collection of information
    • Inspection and rejection at the vendor property
    • Inspection and rejection on arrival at the registered premise
    • Inspection and rejection while sheep are housed at the registered premise
    • Inspection and rejection at the port
  • Discussion
    • Alignment with requirements defined in the ASEL
    • Comparison of differences between South Australia and Western Australia
    • Comparison with findings of the Farmer Review
    • Options for Western Australia

Figure 2: Diagram (not to scale) of animal handling facilities at the Adelaide port

2012 - Australia - LiveCorp - Prepared by: Nigel Perkins and Ben Madin AusVet Animal Health Services
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