Livestock for Korban arrives

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BRUNEI-MUARA

OVER 1,500 cows and buffaloes from Australia arrived yesterday at Muara Port for the significant rituals of the upcoming Hari Raya Aidil Adha in the sultanate.

The livestock animals were transported all the way from Northern Territories of Australia within a week by Southeast Asia Livestock Services (SEALS).

 Of the thousand, a total of 681 livestock were imported by Mulaut Abattoir in which 340 were cows and 341were buffaloes. The remaining amount of livestock was imported by other local companies.

 Mulaut Abattoir will start to receive payments and reservation for the livestock within 10 days from August 30 until September 8 and the slaughtering of the livestock will be held on 10 Zulhijjah.

 In an interview, Yusran Hj Abdullah, senior controller of Business Development at Mulaut Abattoir, said the company will begin selling the livestock as early as 6am until 5pm on the first day and on the following days it will start from 8am until 5pm.

 He said every year the company receives an overwhelming response from members of the public.

 “There were many people who started waiting around the Mulaut Abbatoir building as early as dawn to ensure they will get the best price for their sacrificial livestock.”

 He added that the company doesn’t provide delivery services and customers have to pick up the livestock from the slaughterhouse on 10 Zulhijjah using their own transportation.

The price range of the livestock differs with cows costing $5.90 per kilogramme and buffaloes at $5.60 per kilogramme. The price is inclusive of slaughtering and skinning services.

Mulaut Abattoir is also offering other services such as removing meat from bones, cutting bones, and packaging services with prices ranging from $50 to $300.

 For this year’s Hari Raya, the company did not import any goats as there are around 40 goats currently available at the abattoir.

“The price per goat is around $500 to $600 depending on its weight. We imported more than 200 goats during fasting month and the remaining amount we will sell it for the sacrificial feast,” said Yusran.

The Brunei Times