Live sheep trade ban could cost rural towns millions

THE proposed phase out of live sheep exports could cost Western Australian rural towns millions, according to recently released figures which estimate a potential economic impact of up to $128 million over the next two decades across seven shires alone.

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WA Wheatbelt towns could lose millions if the live sheep export ban goes ahead. Picture Mark Saunders.

The Econisis report commissioned by the North Eastern Wheatbelt Regional Organisation of Councils (NEWROC), which represents seven local government areas, estimates shutting down the live sheep export

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