Al Bashayer Meat Company: An asset for food security in Oman

Roundup Wednesday 18/March/2020 13:05 PM
By: Times News Service
Al Bashayer Meat Company: An asset for food security in Oman

Muscat: The Al Bashayer Meat Company, Oman’s first and the largest integrated red meat Company in the region was established to provide food security and self-sufficiency in the Sultanate of Oman.

With its state-of-the-art facility and disease-free farms, Al Bashayer is committed to providing fresh, healthy and tasty halal meat and brings the advantage of convenience to all by serving as a one-stop solution to secure quality meat for varied needs. Located in Wilayat Thumrait, the Governorate of Dhofar, the integrated facility, which includes modern and disease-free farms, feedlots, a state-of-the-art abattoir and processing plant, follow exacting standards of Sharia compliance, safety, sanitation, hygiene and quality control to ensure purity and taste. Additionally, the livestock at Al Bashayer is only fed with natural feed to provide the highest quality meat with local flavour, to its consumers. Extensive sanitation measures have been put into place to make sure no contamination occurs. The use of modern technology such as vacuum and MAP packaging ensures only the best product with the best taste is offered.

Today, the Al Bashayer Meat Company has become a strategic national asset, which is endeavouring to provide locally raised and fattened healthy, halal red meat of the highest quality in the Sultanate of Oman. Working towards its goal of improving food security and self-sufficiency of red meat, the company prides itself in bringing to the market halal meat from locally grown animals reared using world-class health procedures.

Speaking on this, Dr Ghalib Al Saidi, the CEO of Al Bashayer Meat Company said, “In the recent years, agricultural sufficiency has become a priority area for the government and we have seen an increase of investment in this area. The main focus is to increase the domestic production of food and related products, thereby reducing the dependence on imports. With this in mind, Al Bashayer Meat Company is working hard to provide the best quality halal red meat and to make the Sultanate self-sufficient in red meat production and look forward to a future with 100 per cent food security and self-sufficiency.”

Al Bashayer Meat Company is a closed joint-stock company, established in 2016, with the vision to be the trusted meat supplier for Oman. The strategy is to run an integrated red meat project which emphasises on live animals import from various sources, fatten them, slaughter them in in a ‘state of the art’ abattoir and process the meat for distribution into the different market segments including potential export markets. Besides the Main Meat Product Stream, ABMC will be pursuing value-added processing of the edible and other inedible animal parts, to ensure maximum utilisation of the animal and therefore, increase sustainability and contribute to Oman’s Food Security Vision.