Sidoarjo, East Java (ANTARA) - East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa ensured that sacrificial animals in the province get the Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) vaccine so that people are assured of their health when carrying out slaughtering traditions during Eid al-Adha.

"LSD prevention through vaccination keeps being conducted. The Agriculture Ministry is preparing some 200,000 LSD vaccines for East Java," Parawansa said, while visiting a farm in Sidoarjo District, Thursday.

Not only regarding the safety of sacrificial animals, she said she will check halal slaughterhouses to ensure they have received certifications and training as halal slaughterers.

"We have met with more than one thousand East Java halal slaughterers who represent mushallas (small-sized mosques) and mosques," she said.

She added that the projected demand for sacrificial cows in East Java has reached 56,851 heads, with over one million heads available.

Meanwhile, the need for goats is estimated at 211,951 heads, with 727,600 heads available.

The need for sheep is around 35,291 heads, while the availability is 277,000 heads.

Parawansa said she allows other provinces to take sacrificial animals from East Java, given that the province has a surplus of them.

She said she wants to make sure all livestock are safe, healthy, and qualified as sacrificial animals.

Furthermore, she said, all parties need to make sure of the livestock's safety and health.

"We want to make sure that sacrificial animals are safe, healthy, and meet the standards," she added.

According to her, apart from ensuring they are free from foot-and-mouth diseases, all parties need to make sure of maintaining other standards, such as mature teeth and age.

Meanwhile, Head of the Sidoarjo Food and Agriculture Office Eni Rustianingsih said that Sidoarjo's needs for this year's Eid al-Adha were estimated to reach 7,000 heads of cattle.

"We can prepare two thousand cows, at most. So far, we have obtained 1,500 and 4,500 from other districts. For sheep we have 39,000 heads, while goats are 35,000 heads,” she said.

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