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|Title: ||A review of the world sheepmeat market: Australia, New Zealand and Argentina|
|Author: ||Blyth, N.|
|Date: ||Dec-1981 |
|Publisher: ||Lincoln College. Agricultural and Economics Research Unit.|
|Series/Report no.: ||Discussion paper (Lincoln College (University of Canterbury). Agricultural and Economics Research Unit) ; no. 60 vol. 2|
|Item Type: ||Discussion Paper|
|Abstract: ||The majority of the world's sheepmeat exports come from
the Southern Hemisphere, where production is based on extensive
grazing systems. The three main exporters are Australia, N.Z.
Australia's sheep industry is based primarily on wool
production, with mutton generally a by product. Exports consist
of mutton sales to Japan and South Korea and, more recently, sizeable
but irregular sales to the U.S.S.R. and the Middle East.
Large numbers of live sheep are also exported to the Middle East.
N.Z. 's industry has been centred on lamb production,
though wool and mutton are important secondary enterprises. The
main market for N.Z. lamb has traditionally been the EEC, in
particular the U.K., though reliance on this market has diminished.
Sales have been diversified into a number of other markets.
Argentina's sheep industry has declined considerably in
recent times. Sheepmeat supply is determined largely by wool
prices, and relative returns from beef production. The country's
political and economic problems have tended to discourage the
industry, and foot and mouth disease is prevalent. Exports have
fallen to low levels, but the main markets are still the EEC and
the Middle East.
The outlook is for further expansion of exports from N.Z.
and Australia, but there is no sign of an up turn in the
Argentinian sheep industry.|
|Persistent URL (URI): ||http://hdl.handle.net/10182/612|
|Appears in Collections:||AERU Discussion Paper series|
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