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Agri Department Allows Live Export of 190,000 Australian Sheep to Middle East

Australia's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) just granted three local firms to export 190,000 sheep and 400 cattle indicating the resumption of the country's live export to the Middle East despite the unresolved problem over 21,000 Aussie sheep in Pakistan.

Due to the legal problems caused by initial findings of Karachi authorities that the sheep have salmonella bacteria and actinomyces, the DAFF suspended the grant of export permits last week affecting all Australian livestock producers.

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