Second live export licence suspension

12 July 2018

(Issued by Department of Agriculture)

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has suspended the live export licence of a second livestock export company.

The suspension will remain in place pending a full review.

It is not appropriate for the department to provide more information while the investigation is ongoing.

Sheep that had been due for export remain in a registered feedlot. The sheep have been inspected by the department’s veterinarians; they are in good health and well-cared for.

Arrangements for these animals remain the responsibility of the exporter.

Exporters are also responsible for ensuring they meet all animal welfare requirements imposed under Commonwealth and state law.