For the sixth consecutive year, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has announced the launch of its initiative of selling subsidized sheep to Qataris ahead of Eid al-Adha, with the aim of maintaining balance in demand and supply to eliminate the rise of prices in the markets. The process of selling such sheep will start on August 14 and continue until August 23.
MEC has asked Widam to provide 12,500 heads of local and Arabic live sheep to be sold to Qataris at subsidized rates. The price of local live sheep of 40kg or above is set at QR1,200 as part of this initiative, while Arabic sheep of 45kg or above will cost QR1,100.
Live sheep will be sold through Widam Food Company outlets at the Central Market, Madinat Al Shamal, Umm Slal Central Market and Al Khor slaughterhouse.
Every Qatari citizen aged 20 years or above is entitled to one live sheep to be obtained by producing his or her Qatar ID to guarantee that the subsidized items reach the targeted persons.
Source: Government of Qatar