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: Exporters told to reconsider where sheep are sent 25.9.2012
: WA Export News September 25, 2012, 08:51:11 PM
The WA Farmers Federation says exporters should consider not sending sheep to Middle Eastern countries that have a history of rejecting them.

A Federal Government ban on live animal exports to the Middle East has been lifted, subject to additional health and welfare requirements.
 
 
    (http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/3660480-3x2-340x227.jpg)  (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-25/live-export-truck/4279056) Photo: Thousands of sheep are sent overseas to the Middle East. (ABC: Robert Koenig-Luck)    

Trade was suspended after a shipment of about 21,000 sheep was rejected by both Bahrain and Pakistan.

The federation's president Dale Park says a lack of regulation was never the problem in the first place.

"We had some pretty good MOU's [memorandum of understanding] in place beforehand, and one of the problems is unless people do what they say they're going to do, it doesn't matter what you've got in place, you're not going to stop that sort of thing," he said.

"So I think what we have to do is just start dealing with the people who want to buy our sheep and be done with it.

Mr Park says exporters should focus on targeting countries with a history of accepting their animals.

"I think what we have to do now is deal with those countries who really want our sheep," he said.

"I know Kuwait, Qatar, Iran and Jordan all really want our sheep, so I think we just deal with those countries who aren't going to cause us a problem."


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: Re: Exporters told to reconsider where sheep are sent 25.9.2012
: Export News Tasmania September 25, 2012, 10:04:59 PM
Doesn't matter what they do to them there, does it?
: Re: Exporters told to reconsider where sheep are sent 25.9.2012
: born_for_freedom September 26, 2012, 01:15:52 AM
Finally these greedy farmers understand the MOU is simply toilet paper.