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Second study explores cost of live sheep export trade shutdowns | The Land



LiveCorp, the Australian Live Exporters Council, has welcomed a new study on the economic impacts caused 2018-2019 moratorium of live sheep exports.

The moratorium was voluntarily introduced by the industry to stop exports during the northern hemisphere summer.

It followed the airing of television footage from the export vessel Awassi Express on which more than 2000 sheep are said to have died from heat stress.

There are now two major reports on the impact of that loss trade, particularly on Western Australian growers.

The first was the “Mecardo report” conducted for LiveCorp and Meat & Livestock Australia which estimated WA farmers lost up to $15 million in 2018 and up to $12 million in 2019.

This week ABARES has produced a report, looking…

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