TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The selling price of sacrificial animals for Eid al-Adha or Idul Adha (the Islamic day of sacrifice) reportedly increased by 10 percent on average when compared to last year’s rate.
“The price of Qurbani livestock in several markets increases by about 10 percent this year. This will likely affect the sales number,” said Sugeng Darmanto as the head of Yogyakarta Agriculture and Food Agency in Yogyakarta, Wednesday, August 7.
According to him, there is no exact number yet of livestock on sale in markets across Yogyakarta as the distribution from and to the city is still ongoing. While the price fluctuation is in line with the weight of the animal.
The head of Sacrificial Animal Procurement Center of Muhammadiyah Youth (PPHQ) of Kotagede, Budi Setiawan earlier announced that his side set the price of sheep at around Rp1.8 million-Rp5 million, while for a cattle is set at Rp21 million or Rp3 million for a one-seventh rate.
The PPHQ of Yogyakarta also provides sacrificial animals at a similar price: Rp1.7 million to Rp5 million for a sheep and Rp21 million for a cow.
In this year's Idul Adha, the livestock seller planned to procure 125 sheep and 10 cattle, up from last year’s 98 sheep and 7 cattle.