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Enough livestock for fresh-meat requirement of Oman: MoAF

13 Apr 2020

There is enough supply of livestock to meet the fresh-meat requirement of the sultanate, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has stated. Oman is expected to receive 32,000 to 37,000 sheep in April, while around 138,200 arrived in March. 

Suleiman bin Mohammed al Salmi, Director General of Livestock, at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, said that according to existing contracts, the sultanate’s ports will receive livestock ranging between 32,000 and 37,000 heads.

He pointed out that Oman has already received enough sheep and cattle from different parts of the world, including Australia, Sudan, South Africa and Somalia. Last March, as many as 138,200 heads of sheep and 8,427 heads of cattle were cleared for entry at Oman’s ports and borders. 

He added that the Ministry was making concerted efforts to provide the required quantities of livestock needed by the local market and maintain the supply chain of imported as well locally produced food commodities. 

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