Heat stress risk assessment for the export of sheep to the Middle East during the northern hemisphere summer

Submissions are now closed.

Thank you for providing feedback on a new approach to heat stress risk assessment (HSRA). In particular, focusing on recommendations 3–5, 7 and 8 of the McCarthy review.

Your feedback will now be used to help inform proposals for a future HSRA.

Submissions will soon be available on the department’s website.

The review

We appointed a technical reference panel comprising experts in animal welfare, heat stress, and animal science generally, to provide advice on Dr McCarthy’s recommendations for HSRA. This review focused on the export of sheep to the Middle East during the northern hemisphere summer.

The panel has assisted with the development of findings and proposals on heat stress risk assessment for consideration by the department.

Out of scope

This review will not:

  • assess other livestock export licencing and regulatory arrangements such as the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock, approved arrangements and Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System
  • examine legislation enabling livestock exports with the view to amending it
  • comment on the suitability of domestic animal welfare standards for livestock.

Submissions are now closed.

Thank you for providing feedback on a new approach to heat stress risk assessment (HSRA). In particular, focusing on recommendations 3–5, 7 and 8 of the McCarthy review.

Your feedback will now be used to help inform proposals for a future HSRA.

Submissions will soon be available on the department’s website.

The review

We appointed a technical reference panel comprising experts in animal welfare, heat stress, and animal science generally, to provide advice on Dr McCarthy’s recommendations for HSRA. This review focused on the export of sheep to the Middle East during the northern hemisphere summer.

The panel has assisted with the development of findings and proposals on heat stress risk assessment for consideration by the department.

Out of scope

This review will not:

  • assess other livestock export licencing and regulatory arrangements such as the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock, approved arrangements and Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System
  • examine legislation enabling livestock exports with the view to amending it
  • comment on the suitability of domestic animal welfare standards for livestock.
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

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