Kano residents buy camels for Sallah sacrifice as ram and cow prices soar

camel sellers in Kano State they are smiling at home or perhaps at the banks with millions of naira as residents flock to buy camels as the prices of rams, which are the common cattle killed during Sallah festivals, have soared higher beyond what many residents can afford. On Friday, at the Kofar Na’isa cattle market in the metropolis, PREMIUM TIMES noted that camel sellers were doing brisk business and dominating the outlets hitherto used by cow and ram sellers in previous years. . At one of the stalls still selling rams, Idris Illiyasu, a ram trader from Sokoto, denounced low sales. He said the high cost of rams is the reason it was difficult for him to get customers. Illiyasu said ram prices range from N40,000 to N105,000. He said that rams that sold for N105,000 sold for N90,000 last year. Idris Illiyasu, a ram dealer. “The rams that are selling for N50,000 now sold for N35,000 last year,” Illiyasu said. “The amazing thing about this year’s mutton market is that there is no panic buying as the Sallah celebration approaches, unlike in previous years. “As Sallah approaches, ram prices remain higher while buyers shrink,” Illiyasu said. “I have been a ram trader, coming to Kano for over a decade, but this is the year I witnessed such a high cost of rams in all the years I have been involved in the business,” Mr. Illiyasu added. . Muslims all over the world use rams to celebrate the Eid-el Kabir festival because it attracts the highest reward compared to other animals. It is recommended that a ram be used for sacrifice whenever you can afford it, next in reward is a cow. Islam also recommends animals such as sheep, goats and goats, which are relatively cheaper than rams, cows and camels. A survey of the Kano cattle market suggests cow prices have also skyrocketed. Even when groups of people contribute to the purchase of cows, the cost still puts enormous financial pressure on them. Halliru Diso, a cow trader at the Kofar Na’isa cattle market, also complained about the rising cost of cattle. He said that the cows are being sold for between N250,000 and N1 million. A cow valued at N1 million at the Kano cattle market. The cows are brought in from places like Yobe, Borno and Bauchi. He said that others are imported from the Republic of Niger. Compared to last year’s Sallah festival, Diso said prices have nearly doubled. Diso blamed the high cost on the instability of the naira. A cow valued at N750,000 at the Kano cattle market. Another cow trader, Ado Garba, also attributed the high price of cows to the cost of transportation. “Previously we used to transport a cow at a cost of N4,000 from the northeast to Kano, but now a cow is transported at a cost of N20,000, this determines the prices because we cannot sell at a loss,” said Mr Said Garba. A cow valued at N750,000 at the Kofar Na’isa cattle market, Kano. Euphoric camel sellers While the ram and cow traders mourn, the camel sellers rejoice that more customers are buying their cattle. Dan’azumi Alka, a camel trader, said more people are buying camels because they are affordable. Dan’azumi Alka, a camel trader at the Kofar Na’isa cattle market, Kano. He said that unlike cows, camels are cheaper due to the nature of the grasses they feed on, camels can survive on grass and any available leaves and can go longer without food or water. Regarding the prices of camels in the Kano market, Alka said that the price is between 150,000 and 500,000 naira. Camels at the Kofar Na’isa cattle market waiting for potential buyers. “We have sold more camels priced from N150,000 to N270,000 than any other price range. I think people go back to the camel because of the value for money, as a 200,000 naira camel has more meat than a 400,000 naira cow,” said Alka. ALSO READ: How the Borno government spent N150 million to buy Sallah rams in violation of state laws “Since the start of the Sallah markets, we have sold more and rushed back to the market for about five trips now, there is nothing we can say unless we are thankful to God for the patronage. We are buying camels from Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and the Republic of Niger.” buyers talk The buyer, Aminu Musa, said that the camel is cheaper than the cow and the ram and that the camel has more meat. “A camel you can buy for N200,000 is equivalent to a cow for N500,000 in amount of meat. For me, I prefer to buy the camel instead of the cow or the ram to reach more people by sharing the meat.” Children transporting camels purchased from buyers at the Kofar Na’isa Livestock Market, Kano. Another buyer, Abubakar Haruna, said he turns to the camel for the meat it contains. “The prices of cows and rams are always higher, but the meat is not enough to share with households, but with the camel, I agree with the price and volume of meat,” Haruna said. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Kano residents buy camels for Sallah sacrifice as ram and cow prices soar