2004 News Story
 

12/26/2004
Saudi Arabia to resume sheep imports from Australia

Saudi Arabia and Australia will soon sign a memorandum of understanding on the resumption of Australian livestock shipment to the Kingdom, said Muhammad Al-Sheeha, Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture for Livestock Affairs.  Shipments of Australian livestock were suspended last year after Saudi veterinarians discovered that one-third of a shipment of 57,000 sheep aboard an Australian ship was infected with scabby mouth disease. The shipment was rejected by the Saudi authorities.


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