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Local cattle in surplus as demand ticks up

MNA Business Desk: Sacrificial animals are in surplus this Eid mainly thanks to commercial and marginal farmers, officials said.

This year a total of 11.58 million cattle are available against the total demand for 11 million for sacrifice, said the Department of Livestock Services (DLS).

A total of 2,910,640 cows and buffaloes, 1,826,419 sheep and goats, and 31,923 others like camel and Arabian dumba will be sacrificed during this Eid, reported news agency.

The animals have been reared under the government’s cow-fattening programme at 442,991 farms, according to the official statistics.

On the other hand, 1,546,360 more aged non-productive cows and buffaloes along with 5,273,581 sheep and goats are also being readied for sacrifice this Eid.

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