After reading the most recent round of high mortality investigation reports posted on the Department of Ag (DAWR) website, it is clear that serious analysis of voyage reports is not being undertaken by the Department.
The Department's heat stress thresholds for sheep and cattle have remained unchanged since 2006 despite industry funded scientific studies that show that they are way too high.
When the fundamental basis for analysis is flawed, it is no wonder the Department cant analyse likelihood of risk or assess the extreme suffering that occurs on voyages to the ME summer...
VALE has written to the Chief Veterinary Officer.
See: Letter to CVO
See: High Mortality Voyage Report 69