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Animal welfare benefits of feedlot shade

PROJECT: Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association(ALFA) have identified a need for an increase in industry knowledge and understanding of the animal welfare benefits of providing shade in beef feedlots. Continuous improvement of animal welfare is essential for maintaining consumer and community support for grain-fed beef. The Australian feedlot industry is interested to develop easy to understand resources for lot feeders on feedlot shade.

Project date

1 Oct 2020-30 May 2021

Principal investigator

Joseph McMeniman

Research organisation

Murdoch University

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Multiple industries
Beef Cattle Other rural industries Sheep

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

MLA’s purpose is to foster the long-term prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry. We do this …

Multiple industries
Beef Cattle Other rural industries Sheep
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    Research funding body

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