The prices of cattle, goats and sheep exhibited fluctuations in all breeds supplied at Pugu market last week after its supply increased slightly.
A weekly market report by the Ministry of Industry and Trade showed cattle supply during the period under review recorded 3.1 per cent decline to 700 compared to 722 supplied in the previous week.
The report showed that prices for mature cattle female grade two (G2) increased by 2.2 per cent to 550,000/- from 538,000/- recorded in the previous period. But the prices for grade three (G3) female cattle recorded a 2.4 per cent decline to 400,000/- from 410,000/- of the previous market.
Likewise, the prices for mature cattle male grade (G2) rose to 809,000/- in the week under review from 776,000/- recorded in the previous period, representing a 4.3 per cent increase. The prices of the male cattle grade (G3) registered a 20 per cent increase to 600,000/- compared to 500,000/- of the previous session.
Meanwhile, the daily average sales of goats at the market increased to 400 from 299, which is equivalent to 33.8 per cent of the previous period supply. The prices for mature female goat grade (2) dropped to G2 70,000/- from 80,000/- from 95,000/- of the previous week, equivalent to 12.5 per cent.
The prices for female goats grade three also declined to 50,000/- from 55,000/-, which is 5.6 per cent rise. The mature male goats grade two saw its prices falling by 1.9 per cent to 105,000/- from 107,000/- previously while male goats grade three recorded a 8.1 per cent, price increase to 60,000/- from 55,500/- of the preceding marketing period.
Similarly, the average sales per market day for sheep recorded 10.3 per cent decline to 200 from 223 supplied during the week under review. The prices for mature female sheep grade (2) increased by 6.3 per cent to 85,000/- from 80,000/-, and female sheep grade (3) saw its prices rising by 11 per cent to 50,000/- compared to 45,000/- of the previous session.
The prices for mature male sheep grade (2) and grade (3) increased by 4.4 per cent and 1.8 per cent to 90,000/- from 87,000/- and 56,500/- from 55,000/-, respectively.