Cattle supply up in main Dar market

Pugu cattle auction market was cut off from supply of animal breeds from upcountry during the general election week resulting into sharp rise of meat prices in Dar es Salaam.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade weekly livestock market information shows no data of cattle auctioning at the Pugu market was registered during the week under review. 

The wholesale price for steak rocketed by over one-third to about 7,000/- pushing retail price to 9,000/- per kg thus demand outstripped supply.

According to the ministry’s report, last week the auction cattle market started to receive animal breeds with reduced supply, thus pushing up prices of steak to around 9,000/- per kg.

During the week under review, a total of 3,808 cattle were received generating revenues worth 9.11bn/-. 

The supply of sheep during the week was 1,435. Revenues generated during the period was 177.94m/-.

The average prices for mature cattle female grade two (G2) 747,000/-, female grade three 511,500/-, mature male grade two 958,000/- and male grade three 700,000/-

Similarly, the prices for mature female goat grade two (2) was 100,000/-, female grade two 84,000/-, mature male grade two 120,000/- and male grade three 92,000/-. 

The prices for mature female sheep grade (2) was 80,000/-, female grade three 54,000/-, mature grade two 105,000/-, male grade three 90,000/-.
Source: Daily News, reported from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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