Egypt: Livestock and Products Annual
The Egyptian government is increasing the national herd while also increasing live cattle imports. The Ministry of Agriculture is prohibiting slaughter of cattle under 400 kilograms and two years of age. FAS Cairo forecasts Egypt’s beef production in 2020 to reach 370,000 metric tons (MT), up by about 1.5 percent or 5,000 MT above USDA official 2019 estimate of 365,000 metric tons. Egypt’s beef imports in 2020 are forecast to reach 350,000 MT, up over 6 percent or 20,000 MT greater than the USDA official 2019 estimate of 330,000 metric tons.