The repercussions of the Corona pandemic are still casting a shadow on vital sectors, such as livestock markets, which have witnessed a 35% increase in prices during the past days, due to the shortage of fodder which is unlike what was available before the breakout of the pandemic.

Two days ago the livestock market in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh recorded an increase in the prices of local sheep ‘Shafali’, as the price of a head ranged between 70 and 80 dinars (depending on size), which was sold for about 60 dinars a few months ago, while the price of the local Nuaimi sheep 120 dinars, and the price of a Georgian lamb 60 dinars, reports Al-Qabas daily

The sellers pointed to the great demand from customers for Shafali and Al-Nuaimi — medium sizes in particular — stressing that the quantities traded in the markets affect prices, according to supply and demand.

However, consumers unmindful of the prices flock to livestock markets although the prices are close to the cost of Australian sheep, which ranges between 59 and 62 dinars.

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