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16 lakh animals prepared for Eid in Khulna Div

Published : Saturday, 8 June, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 99

16 lakh animals prepared for Eid in Khulna Div

16 lakh animals prepared for Eid in Khulna Div

KHULNA, June 7: About 16.20 lakh sacrificial animals have been prepared against the divisional demand of about 11.07 lakh targeting this years Eid-ul-Azha.

This information was confirmed by officials of the Department of Livestock Services (DoLS) in the division.

DoLS Director Dr Mohammad Lutfar Rahman said, this years demand for sacrificial animals is about 11.07 against last years about 8.29 lakh.

But 16.20 lakh animals have been prepared with a view to minimising the price of the sacrificial animals ahead of the Eid, he added.  

He further said, 100 per cent of the demand can be met with local animals; the total of 5,12,885 surplus animals is 46.35 per cent.  

With the supply increase against the demand, the price will ultimately come down at the margin level, he said.

The sacrificial animal rearing has gone up as farmers have started rearing cattle at a large scale in 10 districts of the division as they got better profits in the last year, he added.

"Before Eid-ul-Azha, huge sacrificial animals will be brought to makeshift cattle markets of 10 districts and Khulna City. So, we don have any need to import cattle from other countries to meet Khulnas demand," the official maintained.

According to DoLS sources, a total of 16, 19,417 sacrificial animals have been reared locally against the demand of 11, 06,532 which is surplus by 5,12,885 in 10 districts.

Sacrificial animals included cow 5,62,344, buffalo 6,654, goat 10,00,047, sheep 49,525, and others 847.

A good number of the cattle have been reared in 1, 38,054 farms in 10 districts, and a lot of people also reared cattle in their homesteads.

This years animal price will be a bit higher due to feed price increase, said M M Mizanur Rahman, owner of a farm in Shirgati Village in Rupsha Upazila.

"All farms are being constantly monitored. We hope the supply will be more than the demand in the division," the DoLS director said.

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