Disease Control / ILRI / Malaysia / Markets / Middle East / Somalia

Saudi Kingdom to double livestock imports from the Horn of Africa

‘Livestock traders in Somaliland welcomed the latest development in Saudi Arabia after the kingdom announced on Friday it will increase livestock imports from the Horn of Africa by two-fold by 2012. ‘A press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Water said Saudi Arabia plans to import close to 2 million heads of a livestock … Continue reading

Animal Products / Asia / Livestock / Malaysia / Markets / Southeast Asia

To attain self-sufficiency in meat, Malaysia needs to rein in the cost

The creation of many more “beef valleys” nationwide can be seen as the right step toward attaining self-sufficiency for meat. However, while waiting for the beef valley projects to fully take off, Malaysia’s self-sufficiency for both beef and mutton meat are still alarmingly low, at about 25% and 10% respectively. Read more … (The Star) Continue reading