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Saudi Arabia's poultry industry
growing despite challenges
The Saudi Arabian government has set increasing broiler production
as a priority, but the industry still faces significant hurdles.
MARK CLEMENTS

Saudi Arabia's chicken producers are being encouraged to raise production and follow in the footsteps of
the kingdom's egg sector, which has more than satisfied
local demand for decades.
Saudi Arabia's output of chicken meat and eggs are
thought to have continued their upward trends last year
with broiler meat output reaching 760,000 tons, up slightly
from the 755,000 tons recorded in 2016, while table egg
production rose by 2 percent to stand at 5.1 billion.
Output of broiler meat in the kingdom is expected

Broiler meat production

Broiler meat imports

1.51 million mt
790,000 mt

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Broiler meat consumption

760,000 mt

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Saudi Arabian poultry sector at a

to continue upwards for the foreseeable future, reports
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Saudi
government has set a strategic goal of satisfying 60
percent of local demand within the next five years, and
several development projects are in place to help reach
that target.
For example, the country's largest poultry producer,
Al-Watania, is in the process of constructing a mega
poultry farm in the province of Al-Jour, which is expected to be operational by 2020. The farm will increase the
company's daily production of broilers from 820,000 to 1 million. Table
glance, 2017
egg production is planned to rise by
0.7%
1.5 percent to 3 million eggs per day.

6.0%
11.0%

High demand, high hurdles

Saudi Arabia may have one of the
Broiler meat exports
40,000 mt
highest levels of per capita poultry
meat consumption in the world - 51
Per capita broiler meat consumption
51 kg
N/A
kg - but satisfying that demand loEgg production
5.1 billion
2.0%*
cally is not easy, despite increasing
* 2016
chicken production being a governSource: USDA, WATT Global Media
ment strategy.
Small and medium-sized farms
still confront high levels of bird mortality, mainly caused by disease outbreaks, including Newcastle disease
and avian influenza. The country's
Ministry of Agriculture has, howSaudi Arabian poultry meat production is thought to have risen slightly; exports ever, been working with producers
were static, while internal consumption fell. USDA, Watt Global Media
to help bring mortality rates down,

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - January 2018

Poultry International - January 2018
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
Global chicken meat exports to increase 3 percent in 20 18
Chicken consumption survey reveals purchase influences
Rwandan egg farm uses modern production techniques
VIV MEA expanded, enriched for 2018
Saudi Arabia’s poultry industry growing despite challenges
Robotics in poultry production to transform sector
How NIR poultry feed ingredient analysis increases output
Understanding rice bran in pig, poultry feeds
Poultry products recognized in SPACE innovation awards
How to improve chicken leg meat profits, reduce waste
Products
Marketplace
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Poultry International - January 2018 - Contents
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Poultry International - January 2018 - News
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Poultry International - January 2018 - Global chicken meat exports to increase 3 percent in 20 18
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Poultry International - January 2018 - VIV MEA expanded, enriched for 2018
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Poultry International - January 2018 - Saudi Arabia’s poultry industry growing despite challenges
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Poultry International - January 2018 - Robotics in poultry production to transform sector
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Poultry International - January 2018 - How NIR poultry feed ingredient analysis increases output
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Poultry International - January 2018 - Understanding rice bran in pig, poultry feeds
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Poultry International - January 2018 - Poultry products recognized in SPACE innovation awards
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Poultry International - January 2018 - How to improve chicken leg meat profits, reduce waste
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