Price of sacrificial livestock high in Malaysia

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The price of sacrificial livestock for Malaysian Muslims performing the Korban (sacrifice) ritual this year is expected to rise by 35-40%. Maarif Maarof, Chairman of the Negeri Sembilan Ruminant Entrepreneurs Association, said production costs for cattle have gone up, especially for feed and medicine. He said the price of cattle increased to USD 1177.80 compared to last year’s USD 1087.20. Further, cattle are also being bred smaller at about 220kg, compared to 300kg in the previous years, to meet customers’ paying capacity.

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