Sacrifice prices are burning – Dünya Gazetesi

It’s less than a month until Eid-al-Adha. Eid starts on Wednesday, June 28 this year. Expectations are that Monday and Tuesday will be combined to extend the holiday to nine days. The arrival and duration of the holiday is important for the producer. Because the nine-day holiday means that more people prefer to go on holiday, and the sales of sacrificial animals decrease.

There has been a steady increase in meat prices this year. Rising costs also resulted in less money in the producer’s pocket. The approaching Eid al-Adha is very important for those who invest in this business. Although there are speculations in the market that the prices of sacrificial animals are based on 150 thousand liras, the prices are on average between 60 and 110 thousand TL. Prices may increase or decrease depending on the characteristics of the animal. Major share prices are between 8 thousand and 11 thousand TL. The amount per share varies between 25 and 38 kg. The weight of the cut ready home delivery qurban is around 320 liras.

Answering the questions of the WORLD, Chairman of the Central Union of Meat Producers Bülent Tunç says that when the sacrificial cattle are considered as 7 shares, 20-25 kg per share and the price is between 6 thousand and 10 thousand liras. Noting that the average price of an animal is 50-60 thousand liras, Tunç said that if the prices go above 100 thousand liras, “After all, if you fulfill your religious obligations, 5-6 thousand liras are enough for its share. If you want something very good, you can get 100,000 as well,” he says. For small cattle, the price ranges from 4 to 6-7 thousand liras.

Stating that there is no supply problem in qurban, Tunç recommends checking the origin, passport and earrings while buying qurban. Noting that municipalities are checking, Tunç emphasizes that the sacrificial animals offered for sale in animal markets are not likely to be unhealthy and says, “Our citizens can perform their prayers at the sacrificial places.”

Bülent Tunç says that there are serious problems with sacrifice places, especially in Istanbul. Noting that the municipalities give the places where the animal market will be established to second third parties, Tunç says that very high rental prices are requested and says, “If the municipality provides this service to the citizens coming from Anatolia, the victim will have the opportunity to be sold a little cheaper. Both 150 thousand and 200 thousand places are rented. He says, “How can a producer who has paid shipping and brought 20 animals can rent it?”

Chairman of the Red Meat Industrialists and Producers Association Vet. Dr. Ahmet Yücesan says that 2.5 million ovine and 800 thousand bovine animals were sacrificed in Turkey in the past years, and the share amount is around 10 million. According to Yücesan, about 30 percent of the victims go to institutions such as Mehmetçik Foundation, Kızılay, Lösev and Diyanet Foundation. Noting that institutions requested donations to the earthquake region by providing information, Yücesan estimates that the share of 30 percent will increase a little this year with the donations to the earthquake region.

Ahmet Yücesan: Tent sales may decrease

On a piece basis, cattle range from 80-110 thousand liras, and sheep and goats range from 8-10 thousand liras. There are individual sales. I expect a decrease in tent sales this year due to costs. There is an increase in places where bulk sales are made. Meat prices continue to rise after the sacrifice. Because there are not enough livestock. ESK also made imports during Ramadan. It was announced that imports will not be opened to private. In my opinion, imports continue after the holiday. Maybe they can open additional quota. Because with summer, the tourism season opens in the south. There is great activity. Imports can be slightly increased to meet.

Bülent Tunç: Sacrifices are specially grown

The animal that has the quality of sacrifice becomes special. Its tail, horns, gait, posture are different. The producer takes special care of the animal to be sacrificed for a year. It notifies the ministry three or four months in advance, the referral paper is taken, and the tests are done. Sacrifice prices are slightly higher. This includes transportation, as well as animal market rent. Citizens should choose animals with bright feathers, high meat productivity, that is, with invisible bones and eyes. He should also check his earrings and papers.

Source: Dünya Gazetesi by

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