Eid el Adha for the Muslim Calendar 1444 AH (2023 AD) is expected to take place in the last week of June and with it comes the long awaited world’s biggest Islamic festival to mark the end of the Holy pilgrimage, the fifth pillar of Islam.
In Nigeria, the celebration tagged “ileya” in Yoruba meaning – “Homecoming” or BabanSallah in Hausa meaning “Big Sallah” is one filled with loads of excitement whereby both Muslims and Christians celebrate together, throwing big feasts and spreading love to family and friends.
As the season approaches, Farm Zone, one of Nigeria’s most renowned livestock suppliers brings you a complete guide on how to choose your livestock.
Selecting Livestock for the Eid Ritual
As most Muslim faithful already know, animals to be slaughtered for Eid el Adha must meet certain criteria. The age and physical wellbeing of the animal constitute the topmost priorities. For instance, goats and rams must not be less than one year old, cows must not be less than two years old, while camels must not be less than five years old.
There is no gainsaying the fact that the animals must be in top shape. But beyond physical health, the animals must not suffer any impairment. For instance, blind or one-eyed animals are forbidden. Animals with broken horns or have a missing tail are also completely unacceptable. More so, animals that are either crippled, extremely malnourished or castrated are also forbidden.
There are no discriminations on the sex of animals that can be slaughtered, however, males are usually the first and preferred option for most believers.
Rules of EidAdha
As a believer, you may know that the holy Quran and the Hadiths do not mandate every believer to slaughter an animal. Those who cannot afford any animal can still celebrate and obtain the full blessing of the Eid. Therefore, it is advisable not to make some irrational financial decisions just to be able to slaughter an animal.
Meanwhile, for those who can afford to, as long as the livestock meets the minimum approved criteria, there is no limit to the size or number of animals for slaughter.
However, animals must be slaughtered the Halal way, and only after the congregational Eid prayer. Meat parts should be shared into three – home, family and friends, and the disadvantaged/needy Muslims.
It is also important to note that the sacrifice can always be performed on your behalf by trusted Halal meat companies, such as Farm Zone, if you are unable to perform it yourself for various reasons.
Why Choose Farm Zone for your Livestock
Farm Zone is one of Nigeria’s most experienced and reliable wholesale livestock suppliers. It is also highly sought after for its Halal meat sharing/processing and Outdoor Grill services.
Drawing from over a decade of experience, Farm Zone boasts a vast network of livestock breeders, merchants across Nigeria.
Below are some of the unique offerings from Farm Zone that separates it from the pack.
- Rich Inventory: At Farm Zone’s different yards, you will find a rich inventory of livestock including goats, rams, cows, camels, etc., and they can supply any quantity to any part of Nigeria at a short notice. One of the major benefits of purchasing livestock from Farm Zone is that you are guaranteed healthy livestock and you do not have to pay any extra charges after buying from them. Some of these charges include laadah, rope for handling, animal feed, animal loading and ticket fees that are customary to traditional livestock supply value chains.
- Competitive Pricing: By leveraging relationships built over the years with a large network of suppliers across Nigeria, especially in the north, Farm Zone is able to offer a more competitive pricing than any other supplier in the market. Farm Zone’s prices do not increase as Sallah draws near, and remains stable up until Eid Day. Farm Zone is also able to meet the demands of all types of clients ranging from budget purchases, special requests from high networth individuals, and nationwide distributions/gifting between both private and public sector companies/agencies as well as Nigerians living in the diaspora.
- Flexible Payment Options: As part of its mission to serve all classes of its customer base, Farm Zone provides for flexible payment options. This allows customers to purchase livestock and spread payment over a period. However, subscribers must complete their payment at least five working days before the day they’ll need it/Eid day.
- After-Purchases Care: Farm Zone is arguably the only company in Nigeria that offers the after-purchases care for animals they supply to their customers. At Farm Zone, you can buy livestock anytime and keep it at one of their yards up until three days before Eid at no extra cost. Should your purchase have any issue or get damaged while in their custody, (sickness, maiming, death etc.) they will inform you and provide you with options for replacement, still at no extra cost.
- Free Delivery: Despite the recent increase in the cost of logistics, Farm Zone has managed to create a structure that allows it to deliver for free to a single location for any size of purchase. However, for delivery to multiple locations, customers will bear the cost for the additional locations.
Our yards are located at LekkiMarwa:
- Opposite Twin Waters, Okunde Blue water Zone.
- Animashaun drive, off Remi Olowude
Telephone – 08053202459 ; 08156738345
Email – [email protected]
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