25February2019

Poland | Bodzentyn | Monthly Report February: Cattle & Horse Markets

Empty cattle market after revealing scandal related to selling meat of downer animals.

Horses for an Italian buyer.

After a big scandal in Poland related to selling meat of downer cattle (revealed at the end of January), there is much less animals at the Bodzentyn animal market. Sometimes we see only around 80 animals, some days there are more. We are told that the price of bovines is very low. Many animals are not sold and go back to the farms. Even Veterinary Inspectors check the market twice this month, probably because of the downer scandal. At the horse market we see horses selected just for one Italian buyer who regularly buys them in Bodzentyn. We do not see any injured or sick animals.