• Monday, June 24, 2024
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Sallah: Ram prices triple as Farm Zone offers some relief

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The price of rams for the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Sallah) celebration has skyrocketed, with costs tripling or doubling year-on-year according to livestock traders. This increase extends to animal feed and transportation as well.

Abdullahi Adamu, a livestock trader, according to reports in Daily Trust that the smallest suitable rams are now fetching between N120,000 and N150,000, a significant jump from the N70,000 to N100,000 range seen in 2023. Middle-sized rams, previously priced between N150,000 and N180,000, now command a price tag of N250,000 to N300,000. Jumbo-sized rams have witnessed an even steeper rise, with prices reaching N800,000 to N1.4 million compared to N500,000 last year.

In light of these rising costs, Farm Zone has announced that it aims to provide Muslim faithfuls with access to affordable, high-quality livestock including goats, rams, cows, and even camels, available across various Farm Zone yards throughout Lagos.

“We understand the importance of convenience and preparation during this festive season,” said Bashir Salami, CEO of Farm Zone. “Farm Zone is committed to making your Eid celebrations hassle-free. We offer a wide variety of healthy livestock, free caretaking services up to three days before Sallah, and complimentary feed for at least three days before Eid.”

Livestock prices at Farm Zone range from N50,000 to N2 million, encompassing a spectrum of ten size categories. This variety allows customers to find options that suit their budget. Additionally, the company will provide  free caretaking services for up to three days before Eid and free feeding  for at least three days before the celebration.

Salami said that buying from them will not include additional charges often associated with traditional livestock markets, such as laadah (tipping fees) and rope for handling animals.