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Friday, November 19, 2010

New Zealand sheep farming industry facing crisis:

AlJazeeraEnglish | November 19, 2010 - The price of lamb has been hitting record highs around the world but in New Zealand, sheep farmers say the industry is in crisis.

A series of droughts was followed by spring storms earlier this year, resulting in the country's lowest lamb yield in nearly 50 years.

Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports from the farming belt of Napier on the North Island.