Research Reports

2014

Hemsworth, P.H. and Rault, J-L. (2014). National Welfare RD&E Capacity Building Project. Final report to Australian Pork Limited.  2011/2204.

Hemsworth, P.H., Morrison, R., Tilbrook, A. Butler, K., Rice, M. and Moeller, S. (2014). Effects of floor space on the welfare of group housed sows. Final report to the Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork. 1C-105.

Jongman, E. and Hemsworth, P.H. (2014). Assessment of pain responses associated with castration of 10-week-old lambs using the Callicrate ‘Wee Bander’ compared with a standard elastrator. Final report to Meat and Livestock Australia. B.AWW.0232.

Jongman, E., Hemsworth, L.M. and Skuse, J.M. (2014). Validation of on-farm pig welfare indices. Final report to Australian Pork Limited.  2013/062.

Rault, J-L. and Lay, D.C. (2014). Nitrous Oxide for piglet euthanasia: validation by electroencephalography (EEG). Final report to the National Pork Board. NPB #13-109.

Rault, J-L. and Matthews, L. (2014). Review of evidence to underpin development of Welfare Standards and Guidelines. Final report to RIRDC Chicken meat. PRJ-009533.

Rault, J-L., Dunshea, F. and Pluske, J. (2014). Oxytocin effects on the response of piglets to weaning. Final report to Australian Pork Limited.  2014/2136.

Rault, J-L., Hemsworth, P.H., Morrison, R., Tilbrook, A. and Hansen, C. (2014). Effects of group housing after weaning on sow welfare and sexual behaviour. Final report to the Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork. 1C-111.  

Rault, J-L., Plush, K. and Langendijk, P. (2014). The sensitivity of sows to stressors throughout gestation. Final report to the Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork. 1C-108.

2013

Coleman, G.J., Hemsworth, P.H., Roberts, L. and Rohlf, V. (2013). Metrics to benchmark stock handling. Final report to Australian Pork Limited.  2010/1022.362.

Fisher, A.D. (2013). A review of pre-export shearing of sheep. Final report to Meat and Livestock Australia and Livecorp.

Hemsworth, P.H., Morrison, R., Verdon, M. and Rice, M. (2013). Effects of aggressive characteristics of individual sows and mixing strategies on the productivity and welfare of group-housed gestating sows. Final report to the Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork. 1C-102.

Hemsworth, P.H. and Tilbrook, A. (2013). Usefulness of preference for resources and biological functioning to assess animal welfare. Final report to Australian Pork Limited.  2011/1018.438.

Hemsworth, P.H., Hansen, C., Verdon, M., Rault, J-L., Jongman, E., Hansen, L. and Plush, K. (2013). Effects of group housing on sow productivity and welfare: review. Final report to the Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork. 1C-112.

Hemsworth, P.H. and Singh, C. (2013). Welfare and productivity of sows and litters housed in farrowing crates compared to farrowing pens. Final report to the Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork. 1C-104.

Jongman, E. (2013). Review and report on animal welfare measures for the Australian dairy industry. Final report to Dairy Australia.

Jongman, E., Hemsworth, P.H. and Rice, M. (2013). Welfare of lambs in intensive finishing systems - Study 2. Final report to Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Future Farming Systems Research. CMI No. 103159.

Rault, J-L., Hemsworth, P.H., Tilbrook, A. and Scott, P. (2013). The effects of time off feed and water on the welfare of spent laying hens. Phase 2: Behavioural indicators. Final report to the Australian Egg Corporation Limited. 1UM122.

Rice, M., Hemsworth, P.H., Rault, J-L, Skuse, J.M, Jongman, E., Hemsworth, L.M. and Ng, C. (2013). Animal welfare monitoring in pig research. Final report to the Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork.

Skuse, J.M and Hemsworth, L.M. (2013). The development of practical measures to benchmark pig welfare in the Australian Pork Industry. Final report to Australian Pork Limited. 2012/1025.

Skuse, J.M, Stevens, B. and Singh, C. (2013). Group demonstration award - Lactation Pens. Final report to Australian Pork Limited. 2011/2311.

Skuse, J.M (2013). Review of registered 'ProHand Pigs' facilitators. Final report to Australian Pork Limited. 2011/2222.

2012

Beggs, D.S., Pyman, M.P., Mansell, P.D. and Fisher, A.D. (2012). A review of disbudding and dehorning in the dairy industry. Final report to Dairy Australia.

Fisher, A.D., Auldist, M., Jongman, E.J., Mansell, P., Pyman, M., Wales, W., Coombe, J. and Dilrukshi, A. (2012). Welfare of dairy cows in new semi-intensive farming systems. Final report to Department of Primary Industries. CMI 103170.

Hemsworth, P.H., Widowski, T., Tilbrook, A. and Engel, J. (2012). Importance of rearing environment, space and nests for laying hens in cages - Welfare implications of floor space and nest boxes. Final report to the Australian Egg Corporation Limited. 1UM091.

Hemsworth, P.H., Rice, M. and Jongman, E.J. (2011). Welfare of lambs in intensive finishing systems – Study 1. Final report to Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, August, 2011.

Skuse, J.M., Edge, M. and Brown, R. (2012). Mapping ProHand stockperson training packages. Final report to Australian Animal Welfare Strategy, May 2012.

2011

Edwards. L. E., Hemsworth, P.H. and Tilbrook, A.J. (2011). The effects of time off feed and water on the welfare of spent laying hens. Final report to the Australian Egg Corporation Limited, June 2011.

Hemsworth, P.H., Morrison, R., Cakebread, P., Tilbrook, A.J., Karlen, M.G., Rice, M., Nash, J., Butler, K.L. and Giri, K. (2011). The effects of group housing during gestation on sow welfare and reproduction. Final report to the Australian Pork Limited (Project 2193). April 2011.

2010

Edwards, L. E., (2010). The relationship between shed cleanliness and hen productivity – submitted to the Australian Poultry CRC, February 2010. Project No: 09-32:  UMelb.

Fisher, A., Mansell, P., Stevens, B., Conley, M., Jongman, E., Lauber, M. and Hides, S., (2010). Determining a suitable time off feed for bobby calf transport under Australian conditions. Final Report to Dairy Australia, Project No. TIG124.

2009

Cronin, G.M. and Hemsworth, P.H., (2009). Final Report to the Australian Egg Corporation Limited for Project UM-65: The welfare of laying hens in cages. September 2009, 96 pp.

Jongman, E.C. and Butler, K. (2009). Does confinement affect the welfare of domestic cats?  Final report to the Bureau of Animal Welfare, May 2009.

Marston, L. C. and Bennett, P. C. (2009).  Owner experiences of adopting a shelter cat. A Report to the Bureau of Animal Welfare, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria.

Marston, L. C. and Bennett, P. C., (2009).  Characteristics of pets who visit veterinarians. A Report to the Bureau of Animal Welfare, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria.

2008

Barnett, J.L. and Edge, M.K. (2008). Increasing the implementation of animal welfare standards into the meat chicken industry’s company QA programs. Final Report to the Australian Poultry Cooperative Research Centre, Project No. CTT 06-02 (April).

Bennett, P. C. and Marston, L. C. (2008). Mandatory Desexing as a Potential Solution to Perceived Pet Overpopulation in Victoria. A Report to the Bureau of Animal Welfare, DPI, Victoria.

Cronin, G.M. and Barnett, J.L. (2008). The importance of nests for the welfare of laying hens. Final Report to the Australian Egg Corporation Ltd. Project No. VA-01 (June).

Marston, L. C., Bennett, P. C., Rohlf, V. I. and Mornement, K. (2008). Review of Strategies for Effectively Managing Unwanted Dogs and Cats in Queensland. A report to the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland.

2007

Arnold, A. and Hemsworth, P.H. (2007). The effects of a modified tail docking technique on lamb behaviour and physiology. Final report to Australian Wool Innovation. (Feb.)

Barnett, J.L. and Edge, M.K. (2007). Welfare QA for the processing and transport (road and rail) sectors of the livestock industries. Final Report to Naturally Victorian Initiative, Project No. 07311(May) (Department of Primary Industries, Victoria).

Barnett, J.L. and Hemsworth, P.H. (2007). Welfare methodology - aligning the functional and preference approaches to welfare assessment. Final Report to Our Rural Landscape, Project No. 05197. (Department of Primary Industries, Victoria).

Cronin, G.M. (2007). Practical Farrowing Pens: Part 1 - the efficacy of selecting for piglet survival in farrowing pens, through selection of females from litters containing no deaths from overlying by the sow; Part 2 - a draft manual for the training of stockpeople to manage sows and litters in farrowing pens. Final Report to DPI Victoria. Project MIS 07347.

Cronin, G.M. and Dunn, M.T. (2007). Using machine vision to count hens and reduce egg breakage – proof of concept. Final Report to the Australian Poultry CRC, Project  No. 06-11.

Hemsworth, P.H., Arnold, N.A., Barnett, J.L., Cronin, G.M., Karlen, G.M. and Fisher, A.D. (2007). Welfare implications of alternative mulesing procedures. Final Report to Australian Wool Innovation, Project No. EC872.

Hemsworth, P.H., Arnold, N.A., Barnett, J.L. and Cronin, G.M. (2007). Efficacy of a clip alternative to surgical mulesing. Final Report to Australian Wool Innovation, Project  No. EC943.

Hemsworth, P.H., Arnold, N.A., Barnett, J.L., Cronin, G.M., Karlen, G.M. and Fisher, A.D. (2007). Re-run of Phase II welfare trial. Final Report to Australian Wool Innovation, Project  No. WP153.

2006

Lauber, M.C.Y. (2006). The animal welfare and ethical issues associated with hygienic calf rearing programs for BJD control, Project TIG 026, Dairy Australia, 2006.

Marston, L. C. and Bennett, P. C. (2006). A Comparison of Dog and Cat admissions to shelters in Melbourne, Victoria. A Report to the Bureau of Animal Welfare, DPI, Victoria. Melbourne: Animal Welfare Science Centre, Monash University.

Marston, L. C., Bennett, P. C. and Toukhsati, S. R. (2006). Cat admissions to Melbourne shelters. A report to the Bureau of Animal Welfare, DPI, Victoria.

1997-2005

Hemsworth, P.H., Arnold, N.A., Barnett, J.L., Cronin, G.M., Jongman, E.C., Karlen, G., Ralph, C. and Stevens, B. (2005). A study of the behavioural responses of lambs to an alternative mulesing procedure. Final Report to Australian Wool Innovation Ltd.. (August).

Barnett, J.L., Coleman, G.J., Lunan, C.A. and Hemsworth, P.H. (1997) A survey of operator and cow comfort in the milking shed. Final report to the Dairy Research and Development Corporation. Project DAV 394.

Barnett, J.L. (1998). The welfare and productivity of hens in a barn system and cages. Final Report to Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, project no. DAV 112A.

Barnett, J.L. (1999). A welfare audit for the broiler industry. Final report to the Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation, project number 147A.

Barnett, J.L. (1999). Review of sow housing. Final report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation, project number DV173/1536.

Barnett, J.L. (1999). Evaluation of alternative egg laying production systems in Europe. Travel Report to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (December).

Barnett, J.L., Chamberlain, T.S. and Hemsworth, P.H. (1999). Welfare implications for sows in outdoor pig production systems. Final report to Agribiz Engineering.

Barnett J.L. Barnett, C.A. Marks, P. Fisher, K.A. Waples,E. Selby, E.C. Jongman, E. Leeson and I.D. Temby. (2000). Assessment of analgesic/poison combinations for the development of a humane avicide for cockatoo control. Final Report for the Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Barnett, J.L., Glatz, P.C. and Almond, A. (2001). A welfare audit for the broiler industry: pick-up, transport and processing. Final Report to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, project DAV1 62A.

Barnett, J.L., Glatz, P.C., Almond, A., Hemsworth, P.H., Cransberg, P.H., Parkinson, G.B. and Jongman, E. C. (2001). A Welfare Audit for the Chicken Meat Industry. Report to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Australia.

Barnett, J.L., Glatz, P.C., Almond, A., Hemsworth, P.H. and Parkinson, G.B. (2001). A Welfare Audit for the Chicken Meat Industry: Supporting documentation for the egg industry's national quality assurance programme. Report to Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Melbourne.

Barnett, J.L. (2003). Implementation of the RIRDC broiler welfare audit to industry. RIRDC Project No. DAV-185A (Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Kingston, ACT).

Barnett, J.L. and Cronin, G.M. (2003). Evaluation of sow stall dimensions. Project No. 1614. Final Report to Australian Pork Limited (Canberra) (November).

Barnett, J.L. and Cronin, G.M. (2004). The welfare of laying hens in furnished cages. Final Report to the Australian Egg Corporation Ltd., Project DAV-197A; 61 pp.

Barnett, J.L. and Edge, M.K. (2004). Chicken meat industry welfare audit – improving adoption rate by the national industry. Final Report to the Australian Poultry CRC, Project CRC 03-20; 35 pp.

Coleman, G.J., Hall, M., Fewings-Hall, S and Hemsworth, P.H. (2000). Selection of stockpeople in the pig industry. Final report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation. Project UMO 5/1139.

Coleman, G.J. and Hemsworth, P.H. (2000). Multimedia training in the pig industry. Final report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation. Project UMO 6/1380.

Coleman, G.J., Hall, M.J. and Hay, M. (2002). An Evaluation of the Responsible Pet Ownership Program for Schools: Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Victoria. Monash University.  School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine.  Department of Psychology.

Cronin, G.M. (1997) Practical alternatives for farrowing sows. Final report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation. Project DAV 114P.

Cronin, G.M. and McClintock, S. (1997). Demonstration of the Werribee Farrowing Pen on a commercial farm. Final Report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Project DV 141/1142.

Cronin, G. (1998). Conditioning suckling behaviour in sows and piglets. Final Report to Pig Research and Development Corporation, Project DV 151/1225.

Cronin, G.M. (1998). Evaluation of the Werribee Farrowing Pen on-farm. Final Report to Pig Research and Development Corporation, Project DV 142.

Cronin, G.M. (2000). Increasing piglet growth by increasing the number of suckling bouts by sows and litters. Final Report to Pig Research and Development Corporation, Project DAV 169/1470.

Cronin, G.M. (2002). Travel Report to Australian Pork Limited, on “Automatic video tracking of pigs and Swiss farrowing pens for sows; Travel Grant number 1800.16.

Cronin, G.M. (2004). Development and validation of a video tracking tool to measure utilisation of space by breeding sows in stalls around feeding. Final Report to DPI Meat Strategy Investment Manager, MIS Project 07343.

Dunshea, F. et al. (2000). Improving performance/efficiency of entire male pigs under commercial conditions. Final Report to Pig Research and Development Corporation, Project DV 160/1344.

Glatz, P.C., Lunam, C.A., Barnett, J.L. and Jongman, E.C. (1998). Prevent chronic pain developing in layers subject to beak trimming and re-trimming. Final Report to Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Project SAR-3A.

Glatz, P., Bourke, M., Barnett, J. and Critchley, K. (2002). Beak trimming training manual. Final report to the Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation, project number SAR-35A.

Glatz, P., Bourke, M., Barnett, J. and Critchley, K. (2002). Vaccination training manual. Final report to the Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation, project number SAR-36A.

Hay, M. and Coleman, G.J.  (2002). A report of the findings of interviews with key stakeholders of the Animal Welfare Centre. Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Hemsworth, P.H., Tilbrook, A.J. and Hughes, P. (1997) Social stress and sexual stimulation: Their effects on reproduction. Project DAV 107P.

Hemsworth, P.H., Coleman, G.J. and Barnett, L.B. (1998) Training stockpeople to improve the productivity and welfare of their dairy cattle. Final report to the Dairy Research and Development Corporation. Project DAV370.

Hemsworth, P.H., Coleman, G.J. and Barnett, L.B. (1999) The effects of a training programme targeting stockperson attitudes and behaviour on cow productivity. Final report to the Dairy Research and Development Corporation. Project DAV419.

Hemsworth, P.H. (2000). Welfare and production implications of handling and housing interactions. Final Report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Project DV 143/1204.

Hemsworth, P.H., Coleman, G.J., Barnett, J.L., Hofmeyr, C. and Boyce, J. (2001). A handling training program for pig handlers at abattoirs Final Report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Project UM 69/1458.

Hemsworth, P.H., Maller, C., Ng, K. and Jongman, E. (2001) Designing milking sheds: Survey of farmers' opinions and milking shed conditions. Final report to the Dairy Research and Development Corporation. Project UM093.

Hemsworth, P.H., Coleman, G.J., Barnett, J.L., Hofmeyr, C. and Boyce, J. (2002). A handling training program for pig handlers at abattoirs. Part B. Final Report to the Pig Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, Project UM 69/1458.

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