Cattle supply to main Dar market up

Image result for cattle tanzaniaThe monthly average cattle supply at Pugu Market in Dar es Salaam increased to 15,750 compared to 13,740 in the preceding month which is equivalent to 14.6 per cent change.

Statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Trade for the month of December shows that prices declined across all breeds due to increased supply.

Some of the regions which supplied cattle to Pugu market were Dodoma, Arusha, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Kagera, Singida, Mbeya, Musoma and Tabora.

The prices for mature cattle female grade two (G2) increased to 671,000/- from 785, 000/- of the previous market, which is 14.5 per cent decline.

Also, the prices for grade three (G3) female cattle recorded a 9.6 per cent fall to 410,500/- from 454, 000/- of the previous market.

The prices for mature cattle male grade (G2) declined to 859,000/- in the month under review from 918, 000/- , representing a 6.4 per cent change.

The prices of the male cattle grade (G3) registered a 27.8 per cent fall to 494,500/- from 685,000/-of the previous month.

Meanwhile, the average monthly sales of goats at the market declined to 6,270 which is equivalent to 4.1per cent change from 6,540 of the previous period.

The prices for mature female goat grade two (2) declined to 97,000/- from 106,000 of the previous period, equivalent to 8.5 per cent change.

The prices for female goats grade three (3) declined to 52,000/- from 60, 000/-, which is 6.7 per cent fall. Mature male goats grade two saw its prices falling by 26.4 per cent to 96,000/- from 130,500/-previously while male goats grade three recorded 7.5 per cent price fall to 62,000/- from 67,000/- of the preceding marketing period.

Similarly, the average monthly sales for sheep recorded 7.6 per cent increase to 2,940 from 2,730 supplied in the month before.

The prices for mature female sheep grade (2) declined to 76,000/- from 81,500/- of the month of the month before, which is 6.7 per cent change while female sheep grade (3) saw its prices falling 12 per cent to 44,000/- from 50,000/-.

The prices for mature male sheep grade (2) remained unchanged at 82,000/- as in the previous session while grade (3) saw its prices falling by 27.8 per cent to 52,000/- from 72, 000/- of the previous session.
Source: Daily News, reported from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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