Australian Standards for Export of Livestock (ASEL) review

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has commenced a comprehensive review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL). These standards ensure livestock are fit for export and help manage the risks to health and welfare of livestock during the voyage.

The review is being conducted by a technical advisory committee made up of an independent chair and experts in animal health and welfare, regulatory design and the livestock industry. The review will finish at the end of 2018. The standards for the pregnancy testing of feeder and slaughter cattle/buffalo and accreditation of non-veterinarians is outlined in ASEL.

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Last updated: 07 August 2019