Number of Livestock is Expected to Reach 8 Million as Eid Al Adha Approaches (Official)
Rabat – The number of livestock is expected to reach 8 million on the eve of Eid Al Adha, according to director of food control at the National Food Safety Office (ONSSA), Abdelghani Azzi.
As early as January 2020, the ONSSA, which has a large database where it regularly updates information on livestock breeders, started the process of registering sheep and goat breeding and fattening farms, Azzi said in an interview with M24 TV channel of the Moroccan News Agency (MAP).
On 22 April, the Office began the operation to identify the number of livestock (sheep and goats) intended for slaughter at Eid Al Adha, by placing a tag on the animal’s ears. To date, the number of sheep and goat breeding and fattening farms registered has reached 242,000, while the number of livestock checked exceeds 7.2 million and is expected to reach 8 million on the eve of Eid Al Adha, the official added.
With regard to livestock marketing, Azzi said that in addition to the identification and control that takes place throughout the year, the ONSSA carries out a series of measures in the approach of Eid Al Adha, including the control of livestock feed, its sources and production units that must be controlled and accredited by the Office.