How much for that cow?

In this corner we have Amitabh Bachan, weighing an impressive 26 maunds and chewing on some grass.

In another corner stands Mustafa Qureshi, 30 maunds and standing tall, no fear in his eyes – yet.

Welcome to the cow and goat market on the Super Highway. The cattle have arrived and the bartering, bargaining and eventual butchering of these animals will start to take place.

As Eidul Azha closes in, cows, bulls and goats will start selling and the bigger they are the quicker they will go.

Amongst the cacophony of the market with its moos and chews, people come from all over to buy or just view the livestock on sale. Prices range from five lakhs to 25 lakhs, depending on the age and weight of the cow. Age is measured by the number of teeth the animal has, and weight by maunds, a unit of measurement that varies region by region in South Asia, and in Pakistan equals to about 37.2 kilograms per maund.  – Video by Raheel Qureshi.

 

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