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KATHMANDU: Every Dashain the demand for meat scales high in the country. Kathmandu valley imports more than 50,000 extra sheep and goats for meat targeting the festival.
Generally, the preparation for the meat in the valley starts about a month before Dashain; however, this time the preparation has started a bit late.
Ghatasthapana, the first day of Dashain falls on October 7, this year. The traders have started discussions to import male goats from around the valley and Himalayan region.
Livestock Traders Association has started calculations for the number of livestock to be imported for the festival.
“Discussions are underway to find out how much to bring,” said Yuvraj Parajuli, general secretary of the Association, adding, “around 35,000 livestock will be brought for the purpose initially.”
According to him, about 50,000 he-goats and 8,000 Himalayan goats and sheep used to be broug
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