Bahrain has confirmed a ban on imports of livestock and meat products from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria following an outbreak of Ebola, which has killed hundreds in the four West African countries.
Livestock trade between Australia and Bahrain is likely to resume within two months, it has emerged.
Butchers have not received any live sheep for the last five days, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publicat
An investigation underway in Bahrain into alleged corruption surrounding livestock imports is focusing on a quarantine facility in Somalia, a report said.
An inquiry had been launched after a Saudi livestock importer complained th
Bank of Khartoum, Sudan's biggest privately-owned bank, plans to add 12 more retail branches and launch financing for livestock exports to Gulf countries, its head said in an interview.
Undeterred by insurgencies, poverty, a s
Authorities have destroyed a five-tonne consignment of frozen Australian meat that arrived in Bahrain yesterday.
It was seized at the airport by health and veterinary officials after the 267 carcasses of sheep were found to be dan
Uruguay could be the latest supplier of sheep to Bahrain, as a row with Australian authorities over the shipment of livestock rumbles on.
The Bahrain Livestock Company (BLC) said it had planned to turn to Sudan, but there were no
Bahrain is studying plans to open up its meat market in an attempt to prevent shortages of supply, said a top government official.
The Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry has been ordered to prepare a report on the
Australia has retained its position as the largest lamb supplier to the Gulf with a record 55,000 tonnes delivered in 2012, said a top official ahead of an upcoming cuisine festival in Abu Dhabi.
“We are dedicating the next
Bahrain is having to pay an extra BD1 million ($2.63 million) a month to maintain fresh meat supplies as a result of the ban on Australian sheep, a report said.
It has been forced to double its livestock imports just to be able to