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Sallah: Kebbi Cattle market booms amid skyrocketing prices


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A few days to the end of ramadan fasting which automatically usher sallah celebration, muslims across the globe enjoyed and observed month long ramadan fasting.

Expenses during the ramadan period include fruits and beef usually used for breaking of a day fasting. At the middle fabric sellers like brocade, bundles of wrappers and tailors takes the lead as they dislodge fruits sellers.
The tail end of ramadan is haven for bulls dealers and sellers moving alongside perishable items sellers as sallah closes in.

In the bulls market in Birnin Kebbi, a big bull sells between five hundred thousand and above a medium size cost like three hundred and fifty while very small ones cost one hundred and fifty thousand. 
Shehu Usman from Birnin Kebbi in zabarmawa area, was seated close to his bulls in the market, when asked why the prices shot up astronomically he said “I am not the real rearer, I buy from them and sale for profits.
But when asked why are the bulls are expensive, He said the entire animal feeds are also very expensive from hay to wheat and other things the animals needs to grow.
He added that, a bundle of hay sales around six hundred and a bull under rearing can consume at least five a day aside the wheat and other dry grasses. This, he attributed to galloping inflation in the country.
In the perishable items market or section as the large space houses both the bulls market and tomatoes sellers, Muhammad Aminu sells tomatoes in the market. His narration opposes the bulls merchants.
According to him, the scarcity of the products from the main market at Zaria is the reason behind the soaring prices and huge demands from north, south, east and west in the country aggravated the situation.
Another factor he explained include harsh weather that, the north is experiencing is contributing to low yeilds of tomatoes and in regions with high rainfalls tomatoes doesn’t grow there.
”The problems are multi-dimensional as they are climatic, sallah will come and will be celebrated will lean joy due to lean pockets.” He said.


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