Pakistan exported 64,113 tonnes of meat in 10 months fetching $284 million

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Exports of meat and meat preparations from Pakistan continued to increase regardless of the presence of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) which came to Punjab after affecting Sindh cattle farms. 

In April, meat exports moved up to 7,716 tonnes earning $35 million from 6,386 tonnes worth $29 million in March which was considered a peak period of LSD. In February, exports were 6,246 tonnes making $28 million. 

Though, total meat exports dropped by 21 percent to 64,113 tonnes ($284 million) in 10MFY22 from 81,561 tonnes ($279 million) in the same time a year ago. 

Although Pakistan exported low quantities of meat but succeeded to earn a good average per tonne price of $4,440 in 10MFY22 against $3,424 in the same period last fiscal year. 

Read more: Pakistan expects $500 million meat export earnings next year

Pakistan has earned $333 million in FY21 by an all-time high meat export of 95,991 tonnes against 83,479 tonnes that earned to $304 million in FY20. 

The Organic Meat Company Ltd (TOMCL) said that it had become the first company to acquire an agreement to supply “fresh-chilled bone-in-beef” to Jordan, valuing about $1.6 million and the contract would be accomplished over the next 12 months. 

The company also earned a contract to deliver “commercially-branded frozen bone-in beef” to Kuwait costing $6million which would be fulfilled by December. “This is a new line of product which is only being offered from Pakistan by our company,” TOMCL said. 

It is pertinent to mention that foreign customers are highly satisfied with Pakistani cow meat and meat preparations which has a 90-95 percent share in the country’s total meat exports mostly to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Muscat, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, etc. 

The President of the Dairy and Cattle Farmers Association, Shakir Gujjar, stated: “LSD in Sindh is almost well under control but the disease has moved to Punjab,” adding that 1.9 million cows have been vaccinated in Sindh. 

Moreover, with the purpose to control the epidemic in Punjab and other provinces during the forthcoming Eidul Azha, the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (Livestock Wing) decided that no animal would be allowed to move outside the premises to be defined by the concerned provincial authorities unless having a valid vaccination issued by a local veterinary officer, Shakir Gujjar said. 

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