For the Hajj season this year, the Makkah branch of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture released approximately 1,251,481 head of cattle imported to Saudi Arabia through the Jeddah Islamic Port, divided among 1,234,747 sheep, 9,993 camels, and 6,741 head of cows. This is one of the Ministry’s crucial and ongoing functions.
It is also committed to delivering all of its sectors’ services to meet the needs of pilgrims and tourists to the holy places.
Eng. Saeed Al-Ghamdi, Director General of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture branch in the Makkah Al-Mukarramah area, announced that 259,555 heads of cattle have been cleared from livestock producers barns and suppliers before they entered the ports of Makkah.
More than 6536 heads of livestock were released from field veterinary teams for a variety of reasons, including respiratory symptoms, lameness, emaciation, Brucella suspicion, and others, bringing the total number of local animals released through veterinary Hajj teams at the Holy Capital’s ports to about 370,704 cattle from 13 to the end of the season.
He also emphasized that the work was done to raise the ceiling of services provided to pilgrims and that what was accomplished this year during the Hajj season was thanks to God Almighty, and then thanks to the wise leadership’s generous care and continuous guidance, as well as its keenness on the pilgrims’ safety and health by providing all capabilities to serve the pilgrims and their comfort.