Eid-ul-Adha or Bakrid is nearing, and those celebrating the festival are already in a fix with regards to getting a proper butcher on the day. On the first day of the three-day festival, there is a custom of sacrificing a sheep or goat or cattle, and there have been instances where people would be queuing up in front of neighbors’ houses to get the butcher.
To address such ordeals, a Hyderabad-based mutton trader has come up with a one-week long course in sheep sacrifice and processing. The course will teach everything from the sacrifice process to skinning to cleaning and cutting the meat into small pieces.
Al Amin meat shop in Tolichowki will be conducting this workshop, and when they first advertised on social media, they were flooded with calls asking for various details. Incidentally, the course is open for all above the age of 15. The manager of the Mart, Mir Arshad Ali, says the course is designed for common people. They will be charging Rs 2000, and the sheep and equipment will be provided during the process. Experienced butchers who have been doing it for decades will train the enthusiasts.
As the sacrifice is a must during the festival, there is a huge demand for butchers who charge up to Rs 1000 to process one sheep. Butchers from neighboring Vikarabad, Mahabubnagar, Kurnool, Sangareddy, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, and Nalgonda come to the city during this time to deal with excess demand.