A statement issued by MAFWR said that the initiative stems from its belief in the importance of supporting national products and producers, striving to support food security and providing products of the best quality to consumers.

Under the initiative, Al Bashaer will purchase camels and cows from local farmers and breeders for the purpose of slaughtering and marketing the meat.

The company has set a few conditions, such as the animals should be in good health, disease free, vaccinated and registered in the National Livestock Immunisation Programme of MAFWR. In order to sell livestock, farmers and breeders must also produce age proof of animals (below 18 months for cows and 12 months for camels).

‘Livestock will be inspected by a technical team. Following approval, the breeder will sign a declaration of the sale. Animals will be marked and transported to the company’s facility in Thumrait,’ it stated.

Breeders and farmers wishing to sell livestock should contact the company on 72424022, 99117413, 99570940 or 71904287 and fill a form.

Meanwhile, MAFWR has launched a livestock vaccination campaign in some parts of the sultanate as part of its National Livestock Immunisation Programme.

The ministry’s veterinary team is visiting breeders and vaccinating goats, sheep, cows and camels in several wilayats against diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease and rabies.

The campaign aims to immunise livestock, reduce infection and prevent common disease transmission between animals and human beings. It also aims to provide vaccination to the largest number of animals possible to protect herds from epidemics, including plague, smallpox and foot-and-mouth disease that cause significant economic losses.

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