Ram sellers in Kaduna famous Zango Cattle Market on Monday decried low patronage barely 24 hours to the 2021 Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The ram sellers said that customers were not forthcoming, and their hope for a brisk business this year seems to have been dashed due to the poor state of the nation’s economy. According to some ram sellers, the situation has forced many of them to sell on credit.
A livestock dealer at the market, Malam Samaila, said that the ram business was not flourishing as before due to the economic and insecurity situations in the country.
Investigation reveals that a medium-size ram is sold at N40000 against its previous price of N25000, while a well-bred ram is sold for between N90000 and N150000. The prices of sheep and goats also indicate similar hikes as they are sold at N20,000 and N25000 against their previous prices of N15,000 and N10,000, respectively.