Livestock is the second largest source of income in Raqqa
Livestock is one of the most important sources of income and is the second economic stream after agriculture because of the nature and climate of our country is suitable for breeding livestock.
Veterinary Dr.Fadhil Khalaf Al-Shehadeh, Chairman of the Animal Wealth Committee of Civil Council of Raqqa, told us about livestock:
The Animal Wealth Committee is divided into several sections:
1-Division of Animal Health and branches to: Department of Veterinary Laboratories, Department of Statistics and Epidemiology, Department of slaughterhouses and private markets.
2-Division of border crossings and branch to: the Department of certificates of origin, the Department of Food Control, Veterinary Drug Control Section, Veterinary Medicine Division.
3-Animal Production Division:
-Department of Private and Public Farms- Associations- poultry –
– Stable for cows-fishes-Feed Section- Scientific Research and Development Section- Licensing Section.
As for the mechanism of action is the rehabilitation of livestock, where he said for poultry in May there were 10 poultry with a capacity of 30,000 hen and currently 70 new houses for hen have been completed with a rate of 500,000 chicks..
In this regard, we provide support to the right guidance and support them to increase the production of these assets of fuel oil and feed them and provide them with a specialized staff to contribute to health supervision and provide the right advice.
Currently, we are bringing coal for the winter production season for heating in the camp.
The number of sheep in Raqqa and its villages was estimated at three million sheep, one million for Raqqa, two million for expatriates.
We have supplied the fuel oil to the farmers to extract water from the canals and wells to irrigate the herds, where 70 liters of fuel are distributed for every 100 heads.
As for the cattle wealth, there were 15000 cow heads for the people and we are providing support through the provision of fodder..
For veterinarians, priority is to examine the infections that threaten livestock from communicable and infectious diseases and common diseases affecting humans and animals through seminars and publications, and to identify the risks of these diseases and to identify methods of prevention..
We also coordinate with the Supply Authority in order to reach suitable sales prices that meet the needs of the citizens..
As for the beekeepers, a specialized cadre of agricultural engineers has been trained to promote bee breeding and to import the best breeds and produce them in accordance with the climate of our country.
Fisheries and fishery owners have been granted licenses for organized hunting with an emphasis on compliance with prevention programs and periods during the Reproduction season.
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