The Australian Livestock Export Corporation (LiveCorp) has received a $150,000 Australian Government grant to enhance health and welfare reporting for livestock exports.
Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud said the grant would modernise and standardise data collection within the sector.
LiveCorp will use this grant to further advance LIVEXCollect, the export industry’s data management system.
“By developing a smart device app prototype of LIVEXCollect, the industry will move towards a more digitised data collection method,” Minister Littleproud said.
“This will mean that livestock health and welfare data can be collected and reported with more accuracy and ease.
“This builds on the important work already undertaken by the industry and the regulator to improve animal welfare outcomes.”
Chief Executive Officer of LiveCorp, Sam Brown, said the grant is an opportunity to further progress the digital transformation of the livestock export industry.
“By expanding the technical capability of LIVEXCollect, we can automate and more efficiently collect data on a range of factors influencing animal health and welfare,” Mr Brown said.
“At the same time, it will allow the data linked to individuals and mobs of livestock to be tracked through the supply chain.
“We’re grateful to have the support of the Australian Government’s through this grant to help the livestock export industry take full advantage of the latest technological advancements.”
Source: Minister for Agriculture. More details on the 14 successful round two projects available on the Traceability Grants Program website.