The Ocean Drover has a low mortality voyage on a May-June voyage and an n=1 is apparently supposed to change the face of heat stress science!
The 28C wet bulb limit was exceeded on the 8th day of the 15-day voyage when a 34C wet bulb temperature was recorded but Wellard stated:
“The success of this voyage, with almost 57,000 sheep on board, demonstrates that modern ships with good ventilation and reduced stocking densities can achieve excellent animal welfare performance, even when hot and/or humid conditions occur,” he said.
So here we are right back at the beginning. Sheep can suffer but not die and that is all OK. Its amazing how much Wellards know about science...more it seems than their financial expertise.