Meat demand grew in Bali ahead of Galungan celebrations in 2014, on May 21. Orders of meat continues to rise by the Hindus will celebrate Galungan. The type of meat is increasing the price of pork, chicken, and duck meat. But the price of the most expensive is pork. Because pork is a staple in the Galungan celebration, not only for consumption, pork raw material is also used for rituals.
Once upon a time in Bali, before the trading system is very complex as it is today, Bali people raising pigs to celebrate Galungan preparation. Pigs are animals that must be raising. Because the needs of the pork is very vital in Bali. But this time the pork is very easy to come by, simply by buying in traditional markets, pork can be obtained at an acceptable price.
This year, pork prices are not too expensive, but the price increases continue to occur because of the enormous need. Pig farmers always benefit when they sell pork ahead of Galungan celebrations. Some farmers sell pork by finding prospective buyers in advance, if the buyer has received the meat as expected, the pigs will be slaughtered, but if there are no buyers, then the whole pig will be sold to collectors.
Chicken and duck are also needed for the ritual means, but in small quantities. Chicken and duck meat typically used for consumption only. Usually, if the person already has the pork, then it will not need pork. Chicken meat is used only to complement it.