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Stranded sheep may dent WA’s live export reputation: MacTiernan

WA’s Agriculture Minister concedes there’s a risk to our reputation after 56,000 sheep were refused an exemption to be exported to the Middle East.

The animals remain stranded at a feedlot south of Perth with the vessel they were due to be loaded onto still in quarantine at Fremantle port.

A number of crew onboard the Al Kuwait have tested positive for coronavirus.

The sheep are now likely to be processed locally.

Alannah MacTiernan says while the industry is resilient, the biggest risk is reputational damage.

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