About

Ensuring the health and welfare of our sheep is at the core of what we do, across the supply chain, every day.

The sheep collective is a collaboration of exporters, importers, industry bodies and producers. It’s about showing the care given to sheep in the live export process.

The care and consideration we have for our sheep doesn’t end when our sheep are sold. That is why The Sheep Collective is so important. We are a team, we are a conduit and we are all responsible for making each stage of The Sheep Collective the best it can be.

There are many reasons why we export our live animals to other countries. The Australian sheep industry has continued to grow since the first animals were exported more than 150 years ago.

The industry delivers an economic benefit to Australia and farming families averaging one billion dollars annually. Today, nationally, our sheep industry employs more than 10,000 people, who in turn live in and contribute to the health of our country towns and communities. Our own population simply is not large enough to sustain the sheep farming industry based solely on the local consumer market.