An important shipment of sheep left the port of Montevideo in Uruguay on Thursday (30 October) for the Persian Gulf state of Kuwait.
GV & LV harbour with Danish ship at dock ( 4 shots).
LV & CU sheep in pens (3 shots).
LV & CU bales of hay loaded onto ship (3 shots).
TV sheep moving up shute onto ship.
GV sheep in pen.
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Background: An important shipment of sheep left the port of Montevideo in Uruguay on Thursday (30 October) for the Persian Gulf state of Kuwait.
The shipment follows months of problems the South American country has faced with its meat industry. Earlier this year, sheep and cattle breeders faced possibly the most serious crisis in their history when traditional clients stopped importing meat and wool.
The shipment of 7,000 live sheep last week indicated that there could be more lucrative markets in the Arab states.
This film gives an exclusive view of the sheep which arrived in two government rail convoys in Montevideo and were loaded onto the Danish freighter "Dona Clausen".
Uruguay, with its rich pastures has always been an ideal sheep-raising area. The present stock there amounts to approximately fifteen-and-a-half million head.