THE valuable Saudi Arabian live export market is now open to Australia sheep and goat producers.
The new pathway gives Aussie farmers access to the Middle Eastern powerhouse, which imports more than eight million livestock animals annually.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said government officials had been working closely with their counterparts in Saudi Arabia to make sure the new live export arrangements met the requirements of both countries.
“As with all livestock exports from Australia, exporters must hold a valid licence and have arrangements in place to ensure animal health and welfare requirements are met during preparation and transport,” Mr Littleproud said.
“For feeder and slaughter livestock, these animal welfare…