Argentina: The Jacobacci meat processing plant prepares its first shipment of regional sheep meat for the Arab world

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Published Feb 26, 2024

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The Jacobacci municipal slaughterhouse in Argentina has secured a license to slaughter sheep and capon meat in line with Islamic regulations, paving the way for a new market in Qatar and other Middle Eastern countries. The certification process, overseen by the Islamic Center of the Argentine Republic, took three years and involved significant infrastructure reforms. The first shipment of 1,200 20-kilo boxes will depart from Buenos Aires next week, destined for Qatar and Kuwait. The slaughterhouse, which can process up to 300 sheep daily, aims to increase this to 800 and has the potential to become a hub for halal slaughter for farms in Río Negro, Chubut, and Neuquén.
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Supermarkets in Qatar and other Middle Eastern destinations will begin to offer sheep and capon meat originating from the Southern Line and produced by the Jacobacci municipal slaughterhouse, which obtained the license to slaughter with the strict regulations required in Islamic countries. The first shipment will leave through the port of Buenos Aires next week, according to the president of the cooperative that operates the plant, Felipe Gerbán, who pointed out that it is a new niche “with a lot of potential” to improve production profitability. regional livestock. He explained that the local market has extensive development in the consumption of lambs, but adult sheep are not incorporated into the diet of Argentines. Something that does happen in Arab countries, where it is a highly valued product with a long culinary tradition. Gerbán said that from the commercial point of view it is all profit, because until now rural producers could not find clients for adult sheep and rams, ...
Source: Agromeat
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