State Agriculture Minister Jackie Jarvis criticised Federal counterpart Murray Watt over the live sheep export ban in a letter.

Senator Watt announced the phasing out of live sheep exports by sea by May 2028. Jarvis reacted, arguing that the decision was not in the interest of Western Australia and would cost 400 local jobs.

Jarvis denounced the allocated $107 million package as inadequate, emphasising the need for more substantial support for the Western Australia sheep industry.

She called for a freight subsidy to facilitate sheep movement to East Coast markets, aiding farmers affected by the loss of the live export trade.