Livestock Prices fall in Gedo, but remain strong elsewhere

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Photo | Camels being drive to Bardhere livestock market/Photo/Ahmed Salihi

29 April, 2013 SOMALIA

 

Prices of camels, goat and sheep this week dropped in Gedo region, even though the Gu rains generally have resulted in well fed animals being brought to market for sale.  The decline in the market value of the animals in Gedo has been attributed by livestock traders to the depreciation of the US dollar.  This affected markets in Elwaq and Bardhere.  The following is a round up of weekly prices in markets across the country.

Bardhere
Aden Abdi Ahmed, a local livestock broker, reported to Radio Ergo some changes against last week’s prices.
(SOS = Somali shilling)
Camels:
Grade 1 - SOS 20,000,000 (SOS 25,000,000 last week)
Grade 2 - SOS 16,000,000 (SOS 18,000,000 last week)
Grade 3 - SOS 12,000,000 (no change)
Young male camels sold for butchery sell at SOS 8,000,000.
Goats and sheep:
Grade 1 - SOS 1,800,000 (SOS 2,000,000 last week)
Grade 2 - SOS 1,400,000 (SOS 1,500,000 last week)
Grade 3 - SOS 1,000,000 (no change)
Cows:
Mature bull: SOS 9,000,000
Young bull: SOS 6,000,000

Elwaq:
Hussein Mohamed, a local dealer in the market, gave updated prices as follows.
(KES = Kenya Shilling)
Goats and sheep:
Grade 1 - KES 7,000 (KES 8,000, last week)
Grade 2 - KES 6,000 (KES 7,000, last week)
Grade 3 - KES 2,000 (no change)
Camels:
Grade 1 - KES 102,000
Grade 2 - KES 70,000
Grade 3 - KES 25,000

Luq district:
Camels:
Grade 1 - SOS 22,000,000,
Grade 2 - SOS 20,000,000,
Goats and sheep:
Grade 1 – USD 80
Grade 2 – USD 75

BURAO
Muse Aden Duale, an agent with the trading company Indha-Deero, reported strong prices in Burao, Toghdeer region, after the good rains.
Goats and sheep:
Grade 1 – USD 82
Grade 2 – USD 85
Grade 3 – USD 80
Camels:
Grade 1 – USD 900
Grade 2 – USD 500

Hargeisa:
Goats and sheep:
Grade 1 – USD 80
Grade 2 – USD 78

The manager of Bosasso port, Mohamed Farah, said 2,606 camels and 10,000 sheep and goats were exported through the port to Saudi Arabia over the past week.


Axmed Saalix/Sidiiq Yuusuf/Amina-Ladan Axmed/FM/AM/LT


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