Seeing the Preparation of Qurbani Animals from the LTW in Blora

As Eid al-Adha comes near, the goat breeders at the Waqf-based Livestock Barn (LTW) are still fattening the goats that will be sacrificed. LTW is ready to supply 5,000 goats for this year's qurbani.

ACTNews, BLORA - Trimo had just finished irrigating his fields that morning when he showed us the fodder which he used to feed his livestock. The sour-smelling grains was brown, and it looked similar to grains of unhusked rice.

"Believe me, it contains so much protein that is good for the livestock. These pellets have been fermented, and it’s a mixture of grass and soybeans. It contains water spinach too," Trimo said on Wednesday (7/10) while lifting a bunch of dried spinach from a bucket.

Trimo explained that he got the fodder from the food processing site managed by the Waqf-based Livestock Barn (LTW) - Global Wakaf in Cabean Village, Cepu Subdistrict, Blora Regency. The animal fodder was then delivered directly to the fattening facility managed by Trimo in collaboration with Global Wakaf in Sambongrejo Village, Sambong subdistrict, Blora, Central Java.

According to Harun Susanto from LTW management team in Blora, the fodder is provided by Global Wakaf as the manager. There’s already a team whose job is to process the fodder.



"For home caretakers like Mr. Trimo, we do provide food that is always ready every day. So, Mr. Trimo is only focusing on taking care of the goats," said Harun. 

The standard weight of the goats to be sacrificed for qurbani ranges from 25 kilograms to 30 kilograms each. Right now, the weight of the goats in Trimo’s goat pens ranges from 21 to 25 kilograms and will continue to increase until Eid al-Adha later.

"I will take care of the goats until Eid al-Adha, as usual. Early in the morning I will feed these animals, and I will go to the fields afterwards. Then, in the afternoon I will feed them again. I feed them twice a day," Trimo said.

Trimo claimed to prioritize the goats over his own fields. Not only because these livestock are a trust from Global Wakaf, for him the management of the fields can wait, but not the livestock.

"Taking care of these animals is something like a divine trust. I'm afraid, and I pity the goats if they have to wait to be fed while I have to go to the fields first. They are also living creatures like us," Trimo explained.

In addition, he also ensures the cleanliness of the 200 goats. His wife and he regularly bathe the goats every other week. First, the cattle will be washed using a hose, then each of them will be soaped and rinsed.

 

"It takes two to bathe a goat. My wife will hold the goat, and I will brush it with soap and rinse it with water. Without the help of my wife to hold the goat, it will struggle to escape," Trimo said laughingly, explaining how to bathe a goat.

With best treatments, Global Wakaf aims to supply the best livestock for Global Qurban’s qurbani program. More than 5,000 goats will be sacrificed in the upcoming Eid al-Adha, a larger amount compared to last year’s qurbani program.

"At LTW alone, there are currently 11,926 goats that are being bred. We aim to prepare 5,104 goats ready to be sacrificed from Blora. Last year we prepared around 4,000 goats, and every year, Insha Allah, the qurbani quota from Blora will continue to grow," said Harun. []