One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounthe live sheep trade
The export of live sheep, especially from Australia to the Middle East.‘northern exporters are distancing themselves from the live sheep trade in southern Australia’
- ‘The live sheep trade is worth $350 million a year.’
- ‘About 75 per cent of Australia's live sheep trade comes from WA, where exports remain in limbo after the federal government stopped issuing permits last week.’
- ‘The Agriculture Minister says restarting the live sheep trade with could be worth $100 million a year.’
- ‘He's played a role in developing the protocols in relation to the cattle and live sheep trade.’
- ‘An Australian animal rights group is making an official complaint about conditions in the live sheep trade.’
- ‘The company makes more than the whole live sheep trade in Western Australia.’
- ‘West Australian police are investigating death threats made to employees of a company involved in the live sheep trade.’
- ‘Once a month, the area smells terrible because the live sheep trade operates out of its harbour.’
- ‘The countries have still not agreed on a memorandum of understanding for the resumption of live sheep trade.’
- ‘Because of the controversy generated by the shipment of the 21,000 sheep, there are calls for the phase out and prohibition of the live sheep trade.’
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