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Less Livestock Supplied To Market

24 August 2010

TANZANIA - The cattle supply to Pugu market in Dar es Salaam from upcountry has decreased by 5.5 per cent. But meat prices have remained at between Sh3,000 and Sh4,800 a kilo. A ministry of Trade, Industry and Marketing report shows that 970 animals on the average were received a day at the Pugu terminal market last week, fewer than 1,011 the previous week.

It shows that 520 head of cattle were on the average supplied daily last week, fewer than 550 the previous week, reports AllAfrica.com . The average price of a mature grade two cow was Sh370,000 compared with Sh400,000 the preceding week while that of a grade three animal declined to Sh218,000 from Sh220,000.

The average price of a mature male grade two animal was Sh504,000 last week, lower than Sh550,000 the previous week. A mature grade three male animal was sold for Sh400,000 against Sh410,000 over the period.

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