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WESTERN Australian farmers and industry stakeholders were vexed this week after the Federal Minister for Agriculture downplayed the importance of the live sheep export industry at the Dowerin Machinery Field Days launch event in Perth on Tuesday.

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 WA Farmer Ashley Jones plans to put sheep on his canola next week as feed diminishes, sheep prices plummet and abattoirs hit capacity. Photo: Jenna Santos

WA Farmer Ashley Jones plans to put sheep on his canola next week as feed diminishes, sheep prices plummet and abattoirs hit capacity. Photo: Jenna Santos

While addressing over 600 representatives from across the agricultural supply chain at the Bringing Dowerin Downtown lunch, Murray Watt said live sheep exports now represent only one percent of agricultural...

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