In the last few years, the catastrophic Covid-19 situation severely constrained the market for Eid-ul-Adha sacrifice animals, but cattle farmers anticipate a prosperous season this year as the situation has significantly improved.
The Department of Livestock Services says that about 1.21 million animals have been prepared for sacrifice this year, which is 33% more than what was sold altogether last year.
According to DLS Report, Bangladesh alone has been able to meet the demand for sacrificial cattle for the last four years. In the last Eid-ul-Adha of 2021, the total number of sacrificial cattle was 1.19 crore, and a total of 90.93 lakh were sacrificed.
Although the number of people going to the “Qurbani Hut” has declined for the last two years for corona, the dairy farmers are hoping to have a better sale of animals this year. So, 1.21 crore cattle have been prepared for Kurbani this year, of which 48.11 lakh cows – buffaloes and 85.11 lakh lambs – goats.
DLS data shows that Pabna and Sirajganj produce the most fattened animals in the country. People in these areas are fattening up their cattle for the Eid festival, which is coming soon. They are giving the cattle healthy food and medical care on time, following the advice of veterinarians, so they can grow up without getting sick.
According to several livestock officials, animals for the Qurbani festival are never set because it depends on supply, demand, and what customers want. However, dairy farmers will be able to sell their goods online this year.