Monday, 15 July, 2024, Reg No- 06
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No scarcity of sacrificial animals in Rajshahi cattle markets

Published : Saturday, 15 June, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 149

RAJSHAHI, June 14: Cattle markets in Rajshahi have no scarcity of sacrificial animals with plenty of local animals as only two days have left for Eid-ul-Azha, one of the largest religious festivals of the Muslims.

Abdur Rashid, 48, a farmer of Itaghati village under Paba Upazila, said he sold a bull at City hat yesterday at Taka1.60 lakh. He also has four more bulls for sale before Eid.

Atiqur Rahman Kalu, Lease Holder of City Hat, said the cattle markets here are witnessing a record supply of sacrificial animals as farmers boosted local animal production to meet its growing demand during the Eid season.

He mentioned that both in rural and urban areas, the poor and marginalized people including women have achieved tremendous successes in animal production getting various assistance from the government and development partners.

The price of an ideal-sized cow or buffalo starts from Taka 60,000 to 1,80,000 and a sheep or goat can be purchased from Taka 8,000 to 35,000 as per its size, they said.

In most of the cattle markets, the buyers were seen opting to purchase native animals.

Rahman said the cattle traders at the haat were charging a middle-sized bull at Taka 65,000 to Taka 1,75,000 weighing about three to four maunds at present.

He said a small bull was available at Taka 60,000 to Taka1,20,000 while a medium-size one is available at Taka90,000 to Taka1,95,000 while a large bull is being sold at Taka1,25,000 to Tkaka 2,50,00.

While visiting different cattle markets, this correspondent saw buyers utmost interest to purchase local animals instead of artificially fattened ones for health concerns.

Native animals were seen dominating the cattle markets as a large number of animals including buffalo, bull, oxen, goats and sheep were brought for selling in different markets.    —BSS

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