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Government to address sheep breeding

By Messenger Staff
Thursday, April 10
Recently demand for Georgian sheep has decreased. Analysts cite the increased price of Georgian sheep as its reason.

In 2010 when the boom started on exporting Georgian sheep, the price of one sheep was around $50-60. Today it has increased to around $100-120.

Currently, the largest importer of Georgian sheep is Azerbaijan. There is some interest from Iran and Jordan as well, but there is almost no demand from Lebanon, Libya and Qatar.

The increased price on sheep in Georgia is the result of the increased price of pastures. The problem of winter pastures is very important in the sheep breeding industry.

So the Georgian Ministry of economy and Sustainable Development is promising people involved in sheep breeding to assist them in solving the problems of winter pastures.

This will eventually facilitate the sheep breeding industry in general.