Samoa plans to import more sheep from Fiji.
The procurement and importation of live sheep from overseas is an initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries under the Samoa Agriculture Competitiveness Enhancement Project.
The first shipment of sheep, 40 rams and 4 ewes, into Samoa was in 2004.
According to MAF records, that number has now increased to 167.
The sheep are kept at the Ministry's farms at Avele, Togitogiga, Tanumalala and Lemafa.
There are 47 registered sheep farms now recorded by the Ministry of Agriculture, with the total number of sheep now at 616.