Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson is organising a roadshow through towns in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt to discuss the live trade industry with regional communities.
“The future of the live animal export trade is under grave threat. Around 1.5 million sheep are exported from Western Australia every year, with the vast majority sourced from my electorate of O’Connor,” Mr Wilson said.
“I’ve been working hard to make sure the concerns of WA farmers, stock agents, livestock transporters and feed manufacturers are heard in Canberra,” Mr Wilson said.
“It’s important to keep the dialogue open and continue to keep those affected by changes to the industry informed of any developments.”
Veterinarian Dr Holly Ludema and Australian Live Exporters Council board member John Edwards and will also be attending the community meetings.
“This will be a good opportunity to ask questions to industry representatives and show your support to the cause,” Mr Wilson said.
Meeting dates and locations are as follows:
Tuesday, March 19th:
9am – Pingelly Rec Centre
11am – Corrigin Rec Centre
2pm – Kulin Rec Centre
5pm – Lake Grace Pavilion
Wednesday, March 20th
9am – Muradup Hall
11am – Gnowangerup Rec Centre
1pm – Katanning Sale Yards
4pm – Williams Rec Centre