Thanks to Covid, no sheep were exported from Australia via sea for the month of October and only 616,843 sheep were exported by sea from Jan 1 to to the end of October, the lowest number on record for many years. In addition to the effect of the Northern summer moratorium, a record 1.5m head of lambs and adult sheep have been transferred to the Eastern States since January 1. Farm Weekly reports that "Due to the increased compliance on live sheep vessels and the unviable nature of the added costs, there are also fewer players operating in the trade on a regular basis." Looks like the price of adequate animal welfare is just too high. Shame.
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