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Counting the Cost of Transport...

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NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

 

1. A cattle farmer has several head of cattle to transport to market. He decides to get a quote from 2 different transport companies. The farmer will need 3 trucks to transport his cattle 650km to the cattle market and there will be only need for one overnight stay.

2. One quote charges $ 1000 per truck, 40c per km for fuel as well as $150 for driver accommodation per overnight stay.

3. The second quote is $1100 per truck with 45c per km for fuel. 

4. Which quote would be cheaper?

 

 

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Maths and Livestock Transport: The Tyranny of Distance

 MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

 

 

1. Read the following article from the CSIRO 5 May 2015. Also view the video! [the video transcript is available too]. Reading

CSIRO

Presented with this challenge [the tyranny of distance] CSIRO set out to evaluate the entire production system for livestock in northern Australia, home to 90% of the country’s live cattle export.

To do this, researchers simulated more than 1.5 million vehicle movements between 50,000 enterprises over five years using some 88,000 point to point travel routes.

2. Describe the TRANSIT (TRAnsport Network Strategic Investment Tool) examples from Queensland and Northern Australia in this news item.

How is/can this tool helping Livestock Transport Drivers?

How will this tool help with Biosecurity and ticks?

What impressed you? Discuss with a partner.

3. Read the following article CSIRO: Modelling a more efficient future for cattle transport Reading

CSIRO

What further information can you add to your initial description of the tool and its findings? 

What were the findings or recommendations from the CSIRO?

How would this impact on Livestock Transport Drivers?

Is it important for Scientists to work with Livestock Transport Drivers? Why? Why not?

 

 

Live Export Trade - Worth it?

High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

 

 

1. "Australian livestock are exported to multiple destinations around the globe, with the industry employing an estimated 13,000 people and valued at more than a billion dollars a year.

How Australian animals are treated when they arrive overseas is controversial, and footage of mis-treatment of stock has put a political spotlight on the trade."
(Source: ABC Rural)

Live Export Trade - ABC

2. Read the background and history of live exports.

3. There are supporters and protesters of live exports:

Supporters Protesters
Meat and Livestock Australia

MLA


Voiceless

Voiceless
National Farmers' Federation

NFF

Animals Australia

Animals Australia
Farm Weekly: Banning live exports doesn't make sense: Redman

Farm Weekly
World Animal Protection

WAP

4. The Government has a say... 

Government

5. You are to inform one other class at your school about these issues by creating an updated video version of the 2011 BTN Program on Live Exports:

BTN

 

Your video is to show:

a. What is happening since 2011

b. What has improved?

c. What still needs to be done!

d. Your point of view - with reasoning shown

 

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