EghtesadOnline: Light livestock aged between 100 and 150 days are being slaughtered and supplied to the market due to the shortage of animal feed resulting from mismanagement in the distribution and price control of fodder, barley and alfalfa, according to the head of Light Livestock Owners Association.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 5.3 million lambs and 2.2 million goat kids were born during the first quarter of the current year (March 21-June 21), the Statistical Center of Iran reported.
EghtesadOnline: The Agriculture Ministry has agreed to the export of 500,000 head of livestock owned by Iranian nomadic tribes, according to CEO of the Nomadic Cooperative Association of Livestock Farmers.
EghtesadOnline: Livestock feed stored in Iran’s ports of entry are sufficient to meet the needs of the production sector for the next three months, according to the CEO of State Livestock Affairs Logistics Company, affiliated with Agriculture Ministry.
EghtesadOnline: There were 1.3 million livestock farms with at least one head of lightweight livestock or two heads of heavy livestock in Iran during the year ending Nov. 20, 2020, the Statistical Center of Iran reported.
EghtesadOnline: There were 46.6 million sheep and lambs and 16.7 million goats and goat kids at Iran’s livestock farms in the month ending Dec 20, 2020, indicating an increase of 8.3% in the number of sheep and lambs, and an increase of 9% in the number of goats and goat kids compared with the same period of last year.
EghtesadOnline: Imports of livestock and poultry feed saw a 5% decline in weight and a 7% decrease in value to reach 11.3 million tons worth $3.33 billion in nine months to Dec. 20.
EghtesadOnline: Imports of livestock and poultry feed saw a 10% decline in weight and an 18% decrease in value to reach 8.52 million tons worth $2.37 billion in the seven months ending Oct. 21, the news outlet of Iran Feed Grain Importers Union reported.
EghtesadOnline: The number of importers of livestock and poultry feed raw materials has reduced by 70% in the first half of the current year (March 20-Sept. 21).
EghtesadOnline: The smuggling of livestock from West Azarbaijan cities of Oshnavieh and Piranshahr to Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan is on the rise, says Ali Asghar Maleki, the head of Lamb Producers’ Union.