600 livestock arrive for Hari Raya Korban

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BRUNEI-MUARA

A TOTAL of 600 livestock from Northern Australia have arrived at Muara Port yesterday for the Hari Raya Korban or Feast of Sacrifice, which will be observed next month.

Mulaut Abattoir imported 250 cows, 250 buffaloes and 100 goats from Southeast Asia Livestock (SEAL).

Yusran Hj Abdullah, senior controller of Business Development at Mulaut Abattoir, said the company would slaughter the livestock for four days from 10 Zulhijjah.

He said the prices of goats increased this year due to fewer imports, he said.

“Cows and buffaloes will cost $5 per kilogramme and goats are valued at $550 or $650 each,” said Yusran, adding that one goat costs $500 previously.

He said the drought season in Australia was one of the factors for the price hike.

“The prices there (Australia) have gone up. Therefore, we increase $50 to the price per goat than last year," added Yusran.

“People can make payments at the company’s sales department counter that will start from September 27 until October 2,” he said, adding that the counter opens from 8am to 5pm.

The company in a press statement said buyers who want to sacrifice livestock can make orders for $350 per person.

Yusran explained that the $350 per person is a separate individual package deal to consumers who want to join in the sacrifice of livestock.

Whether it’s a cow or a buffalo, one has to divide the livestock into seven parts. One portion would be donated to the underprivileged, while another portion would be distributed to relatives, he explained.

The company also offers the service of separating the flesh from the bones, cut into pieces and put into plastic bags.

The statement added that the price of the service is calculated per kilogramme.

On Hari Raya Korban (Aidil Adha), Muslims perform the sacrifice of livestock in remembrance of the sacrifice undertaken by Prophet Ibrahim AS, who was ready to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismail AS, but a ram appeared at his place at the last moment.

Also known as Hari Raya Haji, the day further marks the end of the Haj prilgrimage.

The Brunei Times