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    IN THE PAST, SINGAPORE HAS IMPORTED SHEEP FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES. TODAY, HER MAIN SUPPLIER IS?

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    IN THE PAST, SINGAPORE HAS IMPORTED SHEEP FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES. TODAY, HER MAIN SUPPLIER IS AUSTRALIA. STATISTICS SHOW THAT LAST YEAR -- JANUARY TO DECEMBER -- ABOUT 30 THOUSAND AUSTRALIAN SHEEP OF VARIOUS BREEDS WERE IMPORTED INTO THIS ISLAND-STATE OF MALAYSIA. THEY WERE VALUED AT 4.9 MILLION DOLLARS (MALAYSIA) OR ABOUT 700-THOUSANDS AUSTRALIAN. AS THE DEMAND FOR MUTTON SHOWS AN UPWARD TREND, IMPORTERS ARE BUSILY KEEPING UP WITH THE DEMAND.

    SINGAPORE TODAY IMPORTS AN AVERAGE OF THREE THOUSAND AUSTRALIAN SHEEP PER MONTH AT 6 AUSTRALIAN PER HEAD. THE MEAT IS SOLD AT 4 SHILLINGS PER POUND - NEARLY HALF THE PRICE OF LOCAL MUTTON.

    THE AUSTRALIAN SHEEP BROUGHT INTO SINGAPORE TODAY (TUESDAY) ABOARD THE "STATE OF KUTCH" NUMBERED ABOUT 1,300 HEADS. TO GET THEM OUT OF THEIR PANS, TWO PILOT SHEEP HAD TO BE USED. A TELLY CLERK WITH A PRESS-BUTTON COUNTING MACHINE IN HAND COUNTERED THE SHEEP WHICH FOLLOWED THE PILOT SHEEP DOWN THE GANGWAY TOWARDS WAITING TRUCKS. THE TRUCKS LATER CARTED THE SHEEP TO VARIOUS FARMS SCATTERED ALL OVER THE ISLAND. THE SEEN HERE IS LOCATED NORTHEAST OF SINGAPORE.

    ABOUT 150 SHEEP ARE SLAUGHTERED EACH DAY FOR LOCAL CONSUMPTION. AS VARIOUS IMPORTERS SEND THEIR SHEEP TO THE ABATTOIR, THE SHEEP HAVE FIRST TO BE BRANDED WITH THE IMPORTERS' RESPECTIVE INITIALS.

    AS SOON AS THE SLAUGHTERED SHEEP ARE BROUGHT TO THE MARKET, LARGE CROWDS WOULD GATHER. AT THEIR FAVOURITE MUTTON STALLS TO BUT THEM FRESH FROM THE ABATTOIR....ABOUT 4 SHILLINGS AUSTRALIAN A POUND NEARLY HALF THE PRICE OF LOCAL MUTTON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC6QPB9MTRKGO21XLABZXQ5G7J
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6QPB9MTRKGO21XLABZXQ5G7J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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