LAHORE - With three days left in Eidul Azha, sale of sacrificial animals at markets has gained momentum as numerous buyers and hundreds of livestock breeders are seen busy in the business activity.

A huge number of sacrificial animals are being brought for sale at different cattle markets in the city.

Traders while talking to APP said there were plenty of supplies of cattle to the markets and their prices were exorbitant in comparison with the previous years.

“There is no shortage of cattle supply to the markets despite total stoppage on importing cattle and buffalo from the neighbouring country this year”, said Naeem, a trader.

The price of good sized cow or buffalo starts from Rs 50,000 to 60,000 and a sheep or goat can be purchased from Rs 25,000 onwards. In addition to the city’s biggest cattle market (Bakar Mandi) some temporary sale points are also seen in business in different areas of the city.

However, traders and buyers generally seemed satisfied over the arrangements made by the provincial government in cattle markets. Najeebullah, Sabir and Munawar said that government has made satisfactory arrangements at six temporary cattle markets in Lahore.

A team of veterinary doctors and paramedical staff is looking after the health issues of the sacrificial animals. Water, electricity supply, proper parking is given to the dealers, they added.

An official of Punjab police said that all the necessary security arrangements have also been made for dealers and consumers.