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The German news agency "DPA" said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has imposed a temporary ban on the import of live livestock from Jordan.
The Riyadh Chamber informed its subscribers of the imposition of a temporary ban on the import of live livestock from Jordan, based on the letter of the National Center for the Prevention and Control of Plant Pests and Animal Diseases, which was based on the warning bulletin issued by the World Organization for Animal Health, stating that there are infections with foot and mouth disease in Jordan.
The Saudi Ministry of Agriculture requires the approval of animal quarries approved by the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture for sheep of Jordanian origin that are intended to be exported to the Kingdom, so that they are fully under their supervision, and that the sheep to be exported to the Kingdom are immune to foot-and-mouth disease and the period of quarantine is 21 days before export, and that male sheep are not immunized. for brucellosis, provided that they are examined before export in order to facilitate the detection of the brucellosis microbe
The Assistant Secretary-General for Livestock at the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture, Eng. Majdi Al-Amr, said earlier that his country's livestock exports to the Gulf countries amounted to 560,498 heads of sheep last year, and that most of the export operations go to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in particular and all Arab Gulf countries in general. And based on the conditions that are agreed upon between Jordan and the importing countries
Livestock statistics in Jordan indicate that the total number of sheep (sheep and goats) is about 3 million and 951,750, including nearly 3 million heads of sheep and 800 thousand heads of goats distributed in all regions.
The head of the Cattle Breeders Association in Jordan, Laith Al-Hajj, estimates the losses of cow farms due to the foot-and-mouth disease at about $35 million, while the infection rate reached between 60 and 100% within farms, which affected the production of milk, dairy and cheese.