Palu, Central Sulawesi (ANTARA) - Central Sulawesi Province received another assistance from President Joko Widodo in the form of a sacrificial cow for the 1445H Eid al-Adha to be later distributed to the community.

"This year, we received another assistance from the president. We are in the stage of a health check for the three cows (proposed for sacrificial purposes)," Head of the Animal Health and Veterinary Public Health Division of the Central Sulawesi Plantation and Livestock Service, Dandi Alfita, remarked in Palu on Thursday.

According to Alfita, the three cows for sacrificial purposes were Limousin-type cattle weighing up to 900 kilograms and came from the local breeders in Palu City, Sigi District, and Parigi Moutong.

Her side is currently in the inspection stage by taking blood and feces samples from livestock to ensure there are no indications of disease and that they are in good health.

"Later, the selected livestock will be the heaviest among others, with good health and no history of infectious diseases, such as foot and mouth disease (FMD), anthrax, and others, because its vaccination history will be monitored," Alfita explained.

She said that this year's sacrificial cow from the president would be slaughtered at the Jami Mosque in Talise Village, Mantikulore Sub-district, while the meat would be distributed to the local community.

The Central Sulawesi Plantation and Livestock Service would also form a sacrificial committee and prepare a butcher along with a temporary cage to keep the cow, Alfita revealed.

On the slaughter day, the cow will be handed over by the governor to the Jami Mosque administrators.

Last year, Central Sulawesi Province had received a sacrificial Limousine cow named "Arjuna," weighing one ton, from the president. The cow belonged to Syamsudin, a breeder from Palu City.

The sacrificial cow was then slaughtered at the Al Istiqomah Mosque in Pakuli Village, Gumbasa Sub-district, Sigi District, on Eid al-Adha last year.

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Translator: Nur Amalia A, Resinta Sulistiyandari
Editor: Tia Mutiasari
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