This cat­tle mar­ket runs with­out a vet

Deccan Chronicle - - CITY -

The lat­est diktat from the central govern­ment re­gard­ing sale of cat­tle stip­u­lates that vet­eri­nar­i­ans must be present at mar­kets where cat­tle are sold to en­sure that sick and old cat­tle are not sold for slaugh­ter. But when DC's re­porter vis­ited Kon­damadugu mar­ket on Tues­day, there was no vet in sight.

The district col­lec­tor of Yadadri, Anita Ra­machan­dran told this news­pa­per that a vet must visit the mar­ket dur­ing mar­ket days, but due to the Grama Sab­has be­ing or­gan­ised in vil­lages, vets were not avail­able in the mar­ket.

“We have di­rected all ve­teri­nary doc­tors to at­tend Grama Sab­has to ed­u­cate farm­ers on cat­tle care,” she said.

Up­pala­pally Sa­ma­iah, a farmer from Nagi­neni­pally vil­lage in Bom­mala Ra­ma­ram man­dal, said that farm­ers know about the re­cent gazette no­ti­fi­ca­tion is­sued by the central govern­ment on sale of an­i­mals at mar­kets and said it will hit slaugh­ter houses and beef ex­porters.

“When the govern­ment di­rected that cows must not be sold to slaugh­ter­ers, we fol­lowed it. But the lat­est rules will cre­ate trou­ble for farm­ers as each head of cat­tle needs feed worth at least `150 per day,” he said.

A Jana­iah, a farmer from Med­chal, said that the new rules would de­stroy tra­di­tional fairs like Sadar.

DC

Oxen lined up to be sold to slaugh­ter­houses in the city, at the cat­tle mar­ket in Kon­damadugu. Most buyers were from slaugh­ter­houses in the Old City on Tues­day.

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