Widam Provides 27,500 Animals for Eid Al Adha Sacrifice

Widam Provides 27,500 Animals for Eid Al Adha Sacrifice By Sruthi Nair - June 11, 2024
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Widam Food Company is offering 27,500 sacrificial animals for Eid Al Adha, including 12,500 subsidized sheep for Qatari citizens and 15,000 goats at regular market prices, according to a senior official.

"The non-subsidized animals are goats imported from Somalia," stated Musa Ahmed Al Othman, Director of Public Relations at Widam Food Company. He mentioned that coupon holders can collect their sacrificial animals from the Al Wakra slaughterhouse on the first and second days of Eid Al Adha.

"There will be an additional charge of QR25 for slaughtering and porter services per coupon. Over 15,000 Somali goats are available for everyone, including citizens and expatriates," Al Othman added.

Charity organizations will receive the slaughtered animals on the third and fourth days of Eid Al Adha.

Regarding subsidized sheep for citizens, Al Othman explained that a joint initiative has made 12,500 sacrificial animals available to citizens. "The subsidized sheep include locally produced breeds such as Al Awasi, Arab, and Al Najdia, along with imports to meet the demand," he said.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Widam Food Company, is implementing a national initiative to encourage local production and support sheep meat prices for Eid Al Adha 2024. The initiative, which began yesterday, will continue until Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Under this initiative, two types of sheep are offered: local sheep weighing 40kg and above at QR1,000, and imported sheep of the same weight at QR1,000 each. Only citizens aged 18 and above can participate, with a limit of one sheep per citizen by presenting their QID at Widam outlets located in Al Shamal, Al Khor, Umm Salal, Al Wakra, Al Sheehabiya, and Abu Nakhla.

There are additional charges of QR50 for slaughtering, cutting into pieces, packaging, and transporting to vehicles. This includes QR34 for porter services and QR16 for slaughtering and packaging.

The initiative aims to regulate the market during Eid Al Adha, providing affordable commodities, stabilizing prices, and balancing supply and demand. It also seeks to stabilize the local market during periods of high demand and to reduce unjustified price spikes in red meat during these seasonal times.


Source: The Peninsula Qatar

By Sruthi Nair - June 11, 2024
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