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Iran Gov’t Begins Livestock Imports, Bans Exports

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An official casts doubt over the practicality of the meat export ban, fearing the loss of markets
Iran is importing 6,000 head of sheep from Kazakhstan.
Iran is importing 6,000 head of sheep from Kazakhstan.
Iran has the capacity to export $100 million worth of sheep and goats and $70 million worth of heavy livestock

A shipment of imported livestock consisting of 1,000 head of sheep arrived at Arvand Free Trade Zone in the southern Khuzestan Province from Kazakhstan on Monday. 
Livestock were earlier imported into Iran for reproduction purposes, but this time it is to regulate the domestic market for lamb meat and offal, which have been experiencing an increase in prices in the domestic market, the head of Iran’s Livestock Provision Council said.
“The plan is to import 6,000 head of sheep from Kazakhstan. The first batch arrived on Monday night and the rest will be imported over the coming...


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