February 24, 2006 -- Twenty thousand pregnant crossbred ewes will soon be on their way from Australia to the Mexican state of Hidalgo under a plan to boost sheep numbers in that country.
The sheep will be predominantly sourced from Western Australia with the rest to come from South Australia and Victoria.
Simon Mainprize from Elders says the order was an unexpected opportunity for sheep producers.
"One of the states in Mexico had some funding and they wanted to provide some of these breeding sheep to their farmers," he said. "Most of the ewes will be dispersed into farms at a rate of fifty to sixty ewes per farmer and these ewes will be heavily subsidized."
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