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Supply of livestock for sacrifice in Perak more than enough

Last Update: 06/08/2019

IPOH, Aug 6 (Bernama) -- Muslims in Perak are advised not to fear for the possibility of insufficient supply of sacrificial animals for the Hari Raya Aidiladha as the supply is adequate, in fact it exceeds the demand for meat.

State Exco for Public Amenities, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Plantations, Abdul Yunus Jamhari said each year an estimated 8,000 to 9,000 heads of cattle, and between 6,000 and 7,000 heads of goats/sheep were used for sacrificial purposes.

He said that based on information from the Perak Veterinary Services Department, the demand this year was estimated to increase between two to three per cent and the existing stocks available were more than 10,000 heads of cattle and more than 8,000 heads of goats/sheep,” he said in a statement here today.

According to Abdul Yunus, there was no price control fixed but generally there was a slight increase of between RM200 and RM300 for every head of animal depending on its weight.

"For example, a cattle that weighs between 230 kilogram (kg) and 270 kg would be sold at RM4,000 - RM4,500 per head,” he said.

In addition, the price increase was also influenced by the exchange rate of the currency and the cost of food consumed by the animal which were mostly imported.




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