Widam Food Company, the main supplier of meat in the country, announced the reception of a shipment of live Sudanese calves, which includes 1,600 heads. The number of imported livestock reached 70,000 heads, in order to meet all the needs of the local market. Eng. Mohamed Al-Sada, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Widam Food Company, said, “In line with our strategy that aims to support the food security plans of the State of Qatar, we have coordinated with major livestock exporters in a number of countries that are distinguished by the quality of their products and their competitive prices, in order to diversify import sources. With the aim of providing all the local market needs of live livestock and chilled meat.” Al-Sada added, “It is planned that the volume of trading with the Republic of Sudan will reach 150 million riyals during the current year, as trading will include importing live livestock and chilled meat.” Al-Sada emphasized that the company is preparing a strategic stock of basic commodities (live livestock and chilled and frozen meat), to ensure their availability in the local market. Widam has contracted to import more than 90,000 heads of sheep and calves, to be supplied to the local market during the month of March 2021, as live livestock and chilled meat, in order to meet the needs of consumers during the holy month of Ramadan. It is noteworthy that the company recently supplied a number of shipments of Romanian sheep and calves, in addition to providing various types of Arabian sheep and meat from Australia, South Africa, Argentina, India and Pakistan in the local market throughout the year, in order to meet all the needs of consumers. It is worth noting that besides supplying meat and sheep in the local market, Widam Company manages and operates the latest automated slaughterhouse of its kind in the Middle East, located in Al Wakra Central Market. It also operates 7 other slaughterhouses, and owns 15 butcheries distributed in all regions of the country.