Widam set to open huge slaughterhouse in 2020 Oct 22, 2019 0 1639 12345 Satyendra Pathak Doha Widam Food, the leading livestock and red meat provider of Qatar, is planning to increase its slaughterhouse capacity from 3,100 heads per day to 5,100 heads in 2020. According to the latest report of QNB Financial Services (QNBFS), Widam plans to open one of the largest slaughterhouses in the Middle East at Al Wakrah in 2020 with a daily slaughtering capacity of 3,500 heads per day.Currently, Widam operates seven slaughterhouses across Qatar with an aggregate capacity of 3,100 heads per day, the report said.The upcoming slaughterhouse will bring the company’s overall capacity to 5,100 heads per day. Given that the company imports approximately 300,000 live sheep from Australia every year, its new slaughterhouse capacity could only be justified with higher expected business volumes.Moreover, the company is also considering opening slaughterhouses in Australia that would allow Widam to import sheep meat rather than live sheep during summer months. “The company plans to enter the processed meat products market. Considering Widam’s strong brand recognition and price advantage in imported products, coupled with its good relations with local retail chains, we are of the view that Widam can be successful in this product line,” the report said.Widam currently has 64 percent market share in the Qatari live sheep and sheep meat market.Qatar’s strategic food security project envisages that local production of red meat could go up from the current 18 percent to 30 percent by 2023, the report said. RELATED ARTICLES 10 food outlets penalised for violations: MME Oct 22, 2019 0 1337 MoTC accredits Qatar’s first maritime training centre Oct 22, 2019 0 863 60,000 Qataris visit Germany every year, says envoy Oct 22, 2019 0 976 Further boost to Qatar-Japan ties QNA Tokyo The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani arrived in Tokyo on Monday to participate in the enthronement ceremony of HM Emperor Naruhito of Japan. Upon arrival at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), the Amir .. Sheikha Moza witnesses QSTP’s 10th anniversary celebration HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, joined the ‘Catalyzing The Future’ celebration of Qatar Science & Technology Park’s 10th anniversary, to mark a decade of cutting edge applied research, .. Cityscape Qatar to open today The eighth edition of Cityscape Qatar is all set to be inaugurated under the patronage of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani on Tuesday. The three-day Cityscape ..