However, despite these changes pushed by the exchange of sheep, industries derived from sheep products such as the wool industry still remain as big industries today, and those affected negatively by sheep still continued usage of them and their products. Sheep first came ashore the New World with Columbus on his second voyage a... ... middle of paper ... ...ed an important role in both the New World and the Old World. Sheep allowed for the Old world to become wealthy through the creation of the wool industry, and also resulted in the global agricultural economy to develop and grow as sheep became another source of food. Sheep also affected the globe socially, by causing the decrease of Native American and native animal populations. Nevertheless, sheep still continued to be used by natives, and the wool industry itself remains today as one of the many big industries affecting our economy.
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Commodities account for 57% of the value of total exports, so that a downturn in world commodity prices can have a big impact on the economy. The government is pushing for increases exports of manufactured goods, but competition in international markets continues to be severe. While Australia has suffered from the low growth and high unemployment characterizing the OECD countries in the early 1990s and during the recent financial problems in East Asia, the economy had expanded at a solid 4% annual growth pace in the last five years. Growth in 2002 will depend on key international commodity prices, the extent of recovery in nearby Asian economies, and the strength of US and European markets.
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Sheepherders who emigrated from the Basque region of Spain to the United States had these dogs shipped to California when the United States imported sheep from Australia in the 19th century (Palika 23). The history of the west during the late 1800s filled with tall tales, and the Australian Shepherd's history during this time period is no exception. Leaving the romance of the Wild West aside, most of the people who moved westward in the 1800s had modest dreams of starting a new life, buying land where they could raise a family (Palika 19). Even though the history of this time is derived from diaries and a few personal photographs showing a dog resembling the Australian Shepherd (Palika 19). A loyal, protective, trainable herding dog was needed in the Wild West, and the Australian Shepherd fit right in.
Then, in 1770, English explorer James Cook “discovered” Australia in a very similar fashion as Columbus “discovered” America, looking for trade routes.2 16 years after Cook became aware of the continent, the British government decided to begin colonizing Australia with transport convicts that were no longer being accepted in America due to the Revolutionary War. Although the government claimed its directive to establish a convict colony in Botany Bay was purely a response to the loss of the American colonies, many had already begun to speculate the strategic choice of Australia. The natural resources in Australia held great potential, and as more people – not just convicts – began... ... middle of paper ... ...ferences 1.Moore, Geoff (Ed.). “Australian Aborigines: History, Culture, Research Project.” http://www.aaa.com.au/hrh/aboriginal/factshtindex.shtml. Accessed 12/11/2000, Online.
In the end there are many factors affecting the declining sheep industry. In the United States, sheep are no longer in a class of their own in terms of marketing. This new competition over the recent years has certainly changed the sheep industry forever. However trends in the market are always changing, and in later years the sheep numbers could spike upwards again, but for now the numbers are the same, while the head of goats is still on a steady rise. A more recent shift in the market, the rise of the goat industry in the late 20th century, also plays an important role in the future of the sheep industry.
Amazingly, this island has supported livestock since mid-way through the sixteenth century, when Portuguese expeditions to the Canadian shores put cattle, pigs, and horses on the island; which they called Santa Cruz. Early in the nineteenth century, several small herds had been established on the islands. In 1801, James Morris, the first superintendent of the Island, estimated there were over 90 horses the... ... middle of paper ... ...was a large herd of these horses lived. Even today, the controversy on this topic is far from dead. The witty Brumby horses still inhabit Australia in large numbers today.
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