Abu Dhabi: The Agriculture and Food Safety Authority in Abu Dhabi (ADAFSA) has launched the first permanent Livestock Auction Market in Abu Dhabi, situated next to Al Wathba Slaughterhouse, in order to support breeders in marketing their animals, develop the livestock industry, and promote self-sufficiency.
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidential Court, and Chairman of ADAFSA, supervised the launch of the Auction.
The first Auction, on 27th November, will be held in collaboration with the Advanced Scientific Group (ASG) and will showcase the presidential camel zakat. The second Auction, which will include camel calves from the Bada Thalab livestock farm, is scheduled to take place on 28th November.
On 29th and 30th November, there will be another Auction where camel calves produced specifically for the auction will be sold. The rest of the Auctions will be held on a regular basis to enable livestock breeders to directly sell their camels to the public, thus supporting efforts to expand the livestock industry in Abu Dhabi.
Mr. Rashid Al Rasas Al Mansouri, Executive Director of ADAFSA’s Animal Wealth sector, highlighted that ADAFSA was keen on providing all capabilities to ensure the success of the Livestock Auction Market.
The Auction features 31 barns that can accommodate up to 100 baby camels, 40 camels, and 200 sheep and goats. With an outdoor space and parking for about 154 cars, the auction market can also accommodate more than 250 people.
The event further includes service facilities, restaurants, and shops selling fodder and farm supplies, and other entertainment venues for auctioneers.