The live sheep trade had one of its most unsettling and uncertain years in its history during 2018.
Southern Australia’s entire live export industry is under threat if new safety recommendations are adopted in full.
THE State government has called on the Federal government to provide a financial assistance package of at least $10 million for the WA sheep industry in the wake of the independent regulator’s cancellation of Emanuel Exports’ licence.
ASSURANCE must be provided to WA sheep producers over the future of the live export trade as soon as possible to allow time for the industry to adapt to any potential market changes.
PRODUCERS attending LambEx 2018 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre last week were urged to contact Eastern States acquaintances to advocate for ongoing live sheep exports.
THE WA Liberal Party has supported a motion to support the live export trade – which was a great win for sheep producers according to Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA president Tony Seabrook.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has ended the threat of court injunctions halting live export ships.