Saudi cattle imports rise by 21 percent

Saudi cattle imports rise by 21 percent
A total of 1.1 million head of cattle were imported into the Kingdom during July. (AFP)
Updated 10 August 2019

Saudi cattle imports rise by 21 percent

Saudi cattle imports rise by 21 percent
  • A total of 1.1 million head of cattle were imported into the Kingdom during July

RIYADH: More than 4 million head of cattle were imported into Saudi Arabia through Jeddah Islamic Port in the first seven months of this year, the Saudi Ports Authority said.
This is an increase of 21 percent over the same period last year.
A total of 1.1 million head of cattle were imported into the Kingdom during July, an increase of 97.42 percent over the same month last year.
The authority provides facilities and services for relevant authorities to ensure the welfare of live cattle imports. Veterinary quarantines are carried out by the ports authority, Saudi Customs, and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.