Price of imported lamb up JD3, Russia-Ukraine war blamed

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AMMAN — Zaal Kawalit, head of Livestock Breeders Association, warned of  continuous hike in the meat prices in the upcoming period because some countries stopped exporting in light of the Russian-Ukraine war, according to Jo24. اضافة اعلان

Kawalit told Jo24 that meat prices started to go up in the local market, especially sheep coming from Romania and Spain, adding that one kilogram of Romanian lamb went up from JD5.5 to JD8.5.

The high feed prices, lack of grasslands, farmers’ failure to plant feed, in addition to the dry conditions in the southern and eastern areas of Jordan contributed to the increase in prices of lamb, Kawalit said, adding that relying on imports negatively affects meat prices.

He also said that there is no clear strategy and plan to enhance the livestock sector, adding that around JD100 million could increase the livestock and encourage planting feed.

Around 75 import licenses were granted, but some countries’ decision to stop exporting led to shortage and increase in prices, according to Kawalit.

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