Ahead of the upcoming Eid al-Adha, Widam Food Company is set to sell subsidised Arabic sheep to Qataris, from Sunday until September 13.
Each Qatari, 18 years and above, is entitled to one subsidised sheep. Widam in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) will provide 12,200 such sheep to be sold ahead of the upcoming Eid al-Adha. Each Jordanian sheep will be sold for QR1,100.
Widam in a statement pointed out that it has adopted a comprehensive plan in cooperation with the government departments concerned to make this season a success, and it has made sure that all the necessary services are in place for the convenience of the public.
To claim the allocated subsidised sheep, the buyer should head to one of the designated slaughterhouses of Widam located at Al Mamoura , Al Shammal, Al Khor or Al Mazrouah, and show his Qatari ID at the registration point. "After verifying the credentials, the employee in charge will issue him a purchase receipt. He can go to the designated livestock barns to select his sheep and receive it without having to slaughter it at the Widam slaughterhouse."
Regarding the sale of Australian sheep, Widam said these will be also sold from today to the general public through coupons issued at the company's selling points. The price for a sheep is set at QR350, plus QR10 for the slaughtering , as these animals will be slaughtered at Widam abattoirs and are not meant to be taken away alive.
The company has kept ready around 45,000- 50,000 heads for this season to cater to the expected surge in demand. The number includes sheep and some Australian calves. The purchased carcasses will be delivered during the first and second days of Eid al-Adha, as the slaughtering process will start after the Eid prayers until 5 pm for the first day and from 5 am to 5 pm on the second and third days.
Widam stressed that all its slaughterhouses will be open for the public during the first three Eid days from 5 am to 5 pm. Besides, the company has made the public waiting halls comfortable by equipping them with all the necessary means of convenience. The company has hired an adequate number of butchers and other staff to reduce the waiting time for customers. Further, the company has engaged the services of a company specialised in security to regulate the exit and entry of customers and avoid any potential delays or congestion.
Priority will be given to woman customers, the elderly and persons with special needs, it said. There will be guides, who will help solve any issue that may arise due to the huge turnout.
Meanwhile, the company pointed out that it would always maintain the highest possible standards of quality, health and safety for its products and services.
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