Livestock Data Link (LDL)

Livestock Data Link (LDL) is an online program that enables the smooth, timely sharing of carcase and animal disease information between processors and their producers with the aim of optimising supply chain performance.

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Livestock Data Link (LDL) is an online program that enables the smooth, timely sharing of carcase and animal disease information between processors and their producers with the aim of optimising supply chain performance.

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Why do we need LDL?

The Australian red meat industry produces and collects a wide range of data at various points along the livestock supply chain. The LDL program provides a solution to enable greater utilisation of this information by presenting feedback in a user-friendly format that can aid in decision-making throughout the supply chain. Accessing this information improves the bottom line for producers and red meat processors.

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Animal health and disease feedback system

Animal diseases and defects affect meat, offal and sometimes the carcase, causing these products to be condemned. MLA research indicates meat and offal condemns cost the beef processing sector between $11.8m and $50m per year.

LDL also includes data from the National Sheep Health Monitoring Project (NSHMP) which allows sheep producers consigning to participating abattoirs to access their inspection results against 14 disease and defect conditions.   

 

Cost benefit analysis of Livestock Data Link

A number of projects have been undertaken to analyse the costs and benefits of the LDL program for the Australian beef and sheep livestock industries. The outcomes from these projects were used to further assess the net benefits that LDL could potentially deliver to the Australian beef and sheep industries.

An industry report around the cost benefit modelling of the LDL program is available here

A final report analysing the benefits of LDL for the processing sector is available here.

A final report on LDL industry analysis is available here

Do I have feedback in LDL? Comment: this should be higher up on the systems page

Integrity Systems Company developed a tool called ‘Find My Data’ which allows producers to see if they have data in systems like LDL. Find My Data is accessible via myMLA here.

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