Arosuka, (Antara Sumbar) - The Muara Livestock Market, Solok District, West Sumatra, is able to sell livestock such as goats, cows and buffalo from 1,000 to 1,500 animals each day before Eid al-Adha 1438 Hijriyah.
"On ordinary day, the sale of goats, cattle and buffalo in the Livestock Market is only about 500 to 1,000 livestock brought by traders, but before the feast of this sacrifice, the sale reaches 1,500 in a day," officer of Exchange Letters of Livestock Market, Jon Chandra stated in Muara Panas, Wednesday (Aug 30).
He explained that the prices of livestock such as cattle, buffalo, and goats vary depending on the weight and type. For breeding cattle 90 kilograms, it valued from Rp15 million to Rp25 million.
While buffalo is cheaper than cow valued between Rp10.5 million to Rp20 million, and the goat for the sacrifice of about Rp1.8 million to Rp2.5 million.
"On a typical day, visitors come here to buy animals to cut or maintain, but now mostly buy cows and water buffaloes for sacrifices," he said.
Many buyers arrive from Kerinci District of Jambi Province, Muaro Labuah South Solok, Tanah Datar, Dharmasraya, Padang, and other areas.
"There are also many impulse traders when Eid al-Adha only, they come to buy cattle in large quantities for sale again in their respective areas," he said.
Head of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Office of Solok, Admaizon said it alerted seven veterinarians and 17 medical workers to check the health of animals to be sacrificed in 14 sub-districts in the area.
Animals to be slaughtered should be checked to fit the requirements of sacrifice, such as the age of two years, not disabled and not sick, such as the usual skin diseases of livestock, he said.
One of the team of examiner doctors of sacrificial animals, dr. Armon said there were two checks done on sacrificial animals, before the animals were cut and after the animals were cut.
Examination after cutting is done on the organs of animal whether it is worth consuming or not.
"The disease that is feared in livestock today is anthrax disease, with the examination it will be known anthrax-free cattle or not," he added. (cha)
Editor: Vicha Faradika