Saudi poultry production is up
Broiler meat production is estimated at 640,000 MT in 2014, and expected to further increase 9% in 2015. Local broiler production currently covers about 42% of total Saudi Arabia's consumption needs, estimated at 1.44million MT.
Several years ago, Saudi government stated a strategic goal of achieving full self-sufficiency in poultry meat consumption, a goal that most analysts thought was not practically feasible. Some poultry analysts believe that a more realistic goal of 60% self-sufficiency of poultry consumption would possibly be achievable. Reaching this target, however, would require a huge expansion in Saudi Arabia's poultry production capacity, high costs of subsidised poultry feed products, and the implementation of a unified biosecurity system to help reduce chicken broiler mortality rates.
Source: GAIN report – Saudi Arabia
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