Muscat, Sulaiman bin Mohammed al-Salmi, Director General of Animal Resources at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries said that within the framework of the existing efforts to meet the needs of the local market of livestock and during the holy month of Ramadan, the Sultanate’s ports received, since the beginning of April 2020, several consignments of livestock containing about 169,000 heads.
Al-Salmi affirmed in a statement to Oman News Agency (ONA) that there are other consignments that will be arrive successively from several countries in the coming days to the Sultanate’s ports to supply the local market. He added that a shipment of sheep is expected to arrive on Tuesday from Australia, estimated at about 15,000 heads. He stressed that at the same time, meat of all kinds, whether slaughtered (frozen) or live, will be available in sufficient quantities and cover the needs of the local market during the coming period.”
He pointed out that the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has granted many import licenses to a number of companies specialized in importing live animals from several countries and expected to arrive during the coming period. He affirmed that import is permitted from other countries in accordance with international health requirements.
Th Director General of Animal Resources added that the Ministry seeks constantly to open new external outlets for import to meet the needs of the local market of livestock, in addition to the supply of Omani breeds.
Source: Oman News Agency