KSA cooperates with New Zealand to genetically develop livestock breeds

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New Zealand experts have visited several production projects of sheep, goats, camels, cows, birds, toured a number of breeding farms. (SPA)
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New Zealand experts have visited several production projects of sheep, goats, camels, cows, birds, toured a number of breeding farms. (SPA)
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New Zealand experts have visited several production projects of sheep, goats, camels, cows, birds, toured a number of breeding farms. (SPA)
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New Zealand experts have visited several production projects of sheep, goats, camels, cows, birds, toured a number of breeding farms. (SPA)
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New Zealand experts have visited several production projects of sheep, goats, camels, cows, birds, toured a number of breeding farms. (SPA)
Updated 26 January 2019

KSA cooperates with New Zealand to genetically develop livestock breeds

  • New Zealand experts will collaborate with Saudi experts on developing a plan to promote livestock breeds in the Kingdom, through modern techniques to correct the traditional practices

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has organized a visit of New Zealand experts to Qassim, as part of the recently signed Saudi-New Zealand agreement targeting the genetic improvement of animal breeds, to raise the productivity of livestock sector and improve the quality of products.
Undersecretary of the ministry Dr. Hamad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Batshan said the project of genetic improvement of livestock in the Kingdom was launched by the ministry with a New Zealand company specialized in developing livestock to bring over New Zealand experts who have experience in developing similar projects in other countries around the world.
Al-Batshan noted that the ministry is seeking to increase the productivity of the livestock sector and achieve its sustainability, raise the efficiency of local livestock production, promote development and food security in the Kingdom, preserve the natural resources and reduce the operational costs, guaranteeing higher profits.
He said New Zealand experts have visited several production projects of sheep, goats, camels, cows, birds, toured a number of breeding farms of special sheep breeds in Qassim, including the Nejdi original breed, and conducted an external examination of these breeds for consideration.
The team visited some slaughterhouses and sheep, cow and camel markets, and had reviewed a number of rare sheep and goat breeds projects.
New Zealand experts will collaborate with Saudi experts on developing a plan to promote livestock breeds in the Kingdom, through modern techniques to correct the traditional practices that have led to lower productivity and higher costs.


Saudi Arabia announces reinstatement of coronavirus restrictions in Jeddah for 15 days

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Saudi Arabia announces reinstatement of coronavirus restrictions in Jeddah for 15 days

  • Restrictions will come into effect from Saturday and are a response to an evaluation of the health situation in the city
  • The curfew in Jeddah will be between 3 p.m. and 6 a.m. and mosques will close once again

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has announced a series of restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Jeddah that will last for 15 days.
The restrictions will come into effect from Saturday and are a response to an evaluation of the health situation in the city by the relevant authorities.
The curfew in Jeddah will be between 3 p.m. and 6 a.m. as of Saturday and mosques will close once again.
Employees of ministries, government agencies and private sector companies in the city will not work from the office.
Restaurants and cafes will no longer serve food and drink on their premises and gatherings of more than five people are prohibited.
Domestic flights and train journeys will continue to operate and people can enter and exit the city outside of the curfew.
Those people who were exempted from previous restrictions continue to be exempted from the current restrictions provided that they comply with the relevant procedures.
The interior ministry added the number of critical cases in Riyadh is being monitored and appropriate action will be taken should the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise as has been the case recently.