More than 10,000 live Australian sheep are expected to have been sold for Eid by Wednesday in Bahrain. A shipment of 24,000 Australian sheep was brought in by the Bahrain Livestock Company Monday, The Gulf Daily News reported.
This brought the stock up to 40,000, said company general manager Adeeb Al Alami. According to him, the company had sold 4,000 live sheep up to Monday since Saturday.
Al Alami said that the company also normally sold 1,500 carcasses a day, but 3,200 pieces were sold Monday.
The company runs the only abattoir in the kingdom.
Al Alami said that the company only offered Australian sheep, because Arabian sheep were few in the market and expensive. "An Australian sheep costs BD25, while an Arabian sheep costs BD60 and this is why people prefer buying the Australian," he said.