ASEL Version 2.3 (2011; current) Appendix 4.3.1 Provision of bedding
4.3.1 Cattle and buffalo
(1) Cattle and buffalo exported on voyages of 10 days or more must be provided with sawdust, rice hulls or similar material to be used exclusively for bedding at a rate of at least 7 t or 25 m3 for every 1000 m2 of cattle pen space.
(2) This does not apply to cattle and buffalo loaded from Brisbane or a port north of latitude 26° south and exported to Southeast Asia or
Management of Bedding during the Livestock Export Process. Meat and Livestock Australia. 2009.
“The bedding requirements were transferred directly from the original Australian Livestock Export Standards – March 2001 (amended August 2003), so the basis for the bedding requirements (or lack thereof) for ‘Brisbane or a port north of the 26th parallel and exported to South-East Asia or Japan’ is not clear.”
16 years and the origin of ASEL’s bedding requirements for cattle above the 26th parallel are not clear! Just as well ASEL is being reviewed…….again!