The Al Shuwaikh (Emmanuel Exports) is loading in Fremantle. The temperature in Freo as VALE monitored sheep trucks on his grey overcast morning was 10.5 degrees Celsius. These sheep are headed for the height of the Middle East summer. Temperatures in most locations will be early to mid 40s next week. Who knows what they will be when these poor sheep arrive.
In July last year, Emmanuel Exports Pty Ltd lost 3027 sheep, 4.36% of its load on a voyage from Fremantle to the Middle East (see latest Parliamentary Report).
The chances of some or all of these sheep suffering some degree of heat stress on this voyage is high. Poor vulnerable sheep.