A review of Australia’s Merino export policy was undertaken in 2009 after which the Livestock Export (Merino) Repeal Order (No. 1 of 2009) was passed, to take effect 1 January 2010, thereby removing all restrictions on Australia’s Merino export trade.
The Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders has undertaken to continue its role as the peak industry body that oversees the quality of Merinos for export. Its aim in a deregulated environment is to streamline the entire process to ensure quality as well as speedy delivery and payment.
Please click on the PDF file below for the recommended guidelines on procedure for the export of Merino sheep and genetic material, commencing 1 January 2010. This is a working document and feedback is welcome from industry.