Herdsmen take a break from the activities at the Ambalavao Zebu market. Ambalavao, Madagascar. 26 October 2022
The zebu market in Ambalavao is an important economic and cultural event in Madagascar. Located in the southern highlands, the market takes place on Wednesdays and attracts sellers and buyers from all over the island, including those who have travelled hundreds of kilometers from Tulear. The market is a gathering place for shepherds and cattle breeders to showcase and sell their zebus, with large cattle dealers often purchasing the best animals for transport to the next slaughterhouse. The market in Ambalavao is one of the largest of its kind in Madagascar and is an important gathering place for the local community.