News last update:6 Aug 2012

Qatar in need of local feed production

Food has become expensive in Qatar and now animal feeds are following the same trend. More local production seems an option.

Animal feed is to become expensive in Qatar, much to the chagrin of farm owners in the country.

The Central Municipal Council (CMC) this week debated the issue and urged the government to set up a company to produce animal feed so that supplies ease locally, bringing the prices down.

There is only one major animal feed producer in the country currently (Al Jabor Grains & Feed Company). The CMC has also asked this firm to enhance production.

CMC member Mohamed Al Khayarin, said that while in other countries the price of animal feed fluctuates, "here once it goes up it never comes down."

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