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Address: Unit 4, 35 Limestone Street,
Darra, Queensland 4076, Australia
Live Export Heat Stress Risk Assessment
Since 2000, Dr. Conrad Stacey has led a series of research and implementation projects to address the risk of heat stress in the livestock export trade between Australia and the Middle East.
Responding to an industry need, Conrad built a multi-disciplinary team to firstly clarify the problems and provide a platform of scientific observation from which solutions could be synthesised and assessed.
With ventilation, thermodynamics, data reduction and statistics being core issues, the team had an engineering bias but also core to the work were livestock veterinarians, veterinary epidemiologists, biometricians, statisticians, a meteorologist, software engineers and of course the industry steering committee. With a diverse group of interested industry and government parties involved, clear explanation of the science and method was key to the acceptance and success of the overall project. Conrad led the industry workshops and advocacy to industry-government committees. The success of the project was recognised in 2004 with an Engineering Excellence Award and written acknowledgements from the industry body and government.
Testemonial from Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service – [Download PDF]
Testemonial from Australian Livestock Export Corporation – [Download PDF]