Livestock sale in full swing

ABU DHABI The sale of sacrificial animals at the Abu Dhabi livestock market near Mina was in full swing yesterday, as hundreds of people thronged the market to buy goats, sheep and cows for Eid Al Adha.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 11 Feb 2003, 2:28 AM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:24 PM

The prevalent price of the traditionally popular bovines from Pakistan was around Dh400 to Dh500, while the Jazeeri animals were quoted by traders at Dh300 to Dh350, depending upon the size of the animal. Goats and sheep from the African countries of Somalia and Sudan, normally smaller in size compared to the ones from Pakistan and the Jazeeri breed, were priced between Dh200 and Dh280. Iranian goats are also popular as they are priced moderately and according to some traders the meat is juicy and tasty.

Market source, however, said they expect the prices to go up further today, as many people prefer buying the sacrificial animal on Eid Day itself. The price of a Pakistani sheep could be anywhere between Dh700 and Dh600 on Eid Day.

The nationals, who have the place and means to keep the animals overnight, prefer to buy a day before the Eid, said a trader. Market sources said the supply situation was encouraging and several thousand sheep and cattle have arrived in the country for Eid.
The Abu Dhabi Municipality, which supervises the slaughter house, said that charges for slaughtering animals during Eid will remain unchanged at Dh15 per animal.

It has also cautioned people sacrificing animals to avoid performing the sacrifice in residential areas and see to it that offals are not left behind on pavements and side streets.

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