Bahrain is having to pay an extra BD1 million ($2.63 million) a month to maintain fresh meat supplies as a result of the ban on Australian sheep, a report said.
It has been forced to double its livestock imports just to be able to
An ongoing ban on imports of Australian sheep has halved the availability of fresh meat in Bahrain, said experts, adding that the problem has been compounded by Saudi shoppers crossing the border to snap up cheaper subsidised meat.
Bahrain is facing a severe supply shortage of Australian sheep, according to a top official of the Bahrain Livestock Company (BLC).
A drought in Australia has greatly reduced the number of animals available for export and suppliers are un