Vegetable exports to Saudi Arabia still pending

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AMMAN – Traders are "disinclined" to export agricultural produce to Saudi Arabia as the local market is witnessing a high demand on fruits and vegetables, a senior official said on Sunday. Ministry of Agriculture Secretary General Radi Tarawneh said no shipments of local vegetables have yet been sent to the Saudi markets as traders prefer…


Saudi Arabia: Prices of chicken likely to go down

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DAMMAM – Poultry producers in the Eastern Province are now waiting for national fodder factories to cut their prices so that they can also reduce the prices of their products. This comes in the wake of government announcing a 50 percent increase in the subsidy for fodder. Ashraf Hassan, a dealer, said all poultry farms…


Saudi Arabia: Sheep get costlier as supply dwindles

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JEDDAH – Sheep prices have gone up by 25 to 40 percent because of an increase in demand in the days before Ramadan and a low supply caused by livestock herders who do not want to sell their animals until the last days of Sha’aban, when employees receive their salaries.  The price for imported sheep…


Saudi Arabia: Barley prices to decrease, hope herders

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TABUK/AL-BAHA/QASSIM – The Royal Order to increase the fodder subsidy by 50 percent will have a positive impact on efforts to contain the price hikes that have overburdened livestock herders in different regions. Muhammad Sa’eed Al-Ghamdi, a fodder supplier in Al-Baha, said the subsidy was not surprising because the country’s "wise leaders are always willing…


Saudi Arabia Signs Contract For Barley Imports – Report

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BEIRUT (Zawya Dow Jones)–The Saudi ministry of finance has concluded a contract to import 2.7 million tons of barley that will be delivered within the coming two months, Jeddah-based Okaz daily reports Saturday citing an official. And the ministry will sign a further contract for an additional quantity of 3.5 million tons to cover the…


Saudi Arabia: Govt takes emergency action to end cattle feed

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RIYADH: The Ministry of Finance has signed contracts for the immediate import of barley as an emergency move to alleviate the acute shortage of cattle feed in the domestic market. The consignments of 2.7 million tons of barley will start arriving in various Saudi ports from early August. Delivery under this emergency measure will continue…


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