Algeria: Sheep traders go online to sell livestock for Eid al Adha


Sheep traders in Algeria are using social media so as to sell their livestock ahead of Eid Al Adha.

Sheep traders are using Facebook and a local online selling site to sell their cattle. They expressed hope that e-commerce will spare them the risks of travelling to big cities, Echourouk news website reports.

Facebook and are offering traders platforms to post pictures of their livestock from the comfort of their homes.

Facebook pages are also being used to showcase livestock for sale across Algeria.

Up to six million animals are destined, this year, for slaughter  compared with four million in previous years.

In this aspect, one farmer told Echourouk that he had used the internet to sell 23 sheep for a total of 500,000 dinars ($4,215; £3,260).

This year’s Eid al-Adha will start on the evening of 21 August.








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