By John Smith • 24 April 2020 • 14:02
ALTHOUGH Spanish sheep farmers had a bad Easter as restaurants were unable to open to supply diners with the popular cordero lechal dish, an unexpected demand from a new market has appeared.
The port of Tarragona has received its first ever consignment of lambs (21,500) to be shipped to Saudi Arabia and this is the first time that any form of livestock has been sent from Tarragona to that country.
It has also increased its capacity to ship 4,500 tonnes of agri-food products by train to Zaragoza each week.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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