A pen of Merino weaner wethers has walked all over Dorper, Aussie White and Coolalee entries in a new trade sheep weight gain competition run by the Isisford Sheep and Wool Show.
Far North Queensland federal Liberal MP, Warren Entsch, is not expecting voter backlash following his decision to support the private member’s Bill that calls for the end of live sheep exports within five years.
Tough new penalties for breaching animal welfare standards will include ten years in prison or a fine of up to $2.1 million.
Australian sheep producers, a majority in the midst of dealing with a drought, are now faced with the real possibility of losing their export market.
At least one crucial crossbencher has ruled out his support for Sussan Ley's private members bill banning live sheep exports.