About 76,872 sacrificial animals are ready for the up coming season in Tarash. Every year on Eid-ul-Adha, cattle are reared by individuals and farmers in Tarash upazila of Sirajganj district. Some people raise cattle for three months and others for six months in the hope of making extra profit.
This time too he was no exception. In the meantime, about two lakh cattle have been made sacrificial at the farm and individual level. These animals are being reared in individual houses including 1105 farms of the upazila.
This information was known from the office of the Upazila Livestock Officer on Tuesday . These animals are being raised in different markets of the district for sale. It is also being sold if the prices match. Dealers from outside the district are also buying. The traders of this district are also buying animals from outside the district. There will be no crisis of sacrificial animals in this upazila. The people of Tarash claim that they can complete the sacrifice in the native animal. Meanwhile, various initiatives have been taken by the concerned to prevent the use of harmful chemicals in cattle fattening. Awareness message is being spread among farmers and pastoralists. Besides, arrangements have also been made for their training, said the concerned.
According to the Upazila Livestock Officer's Office, 1,105 farmers in 8 unions of the upazila have made a total of 6,782 cattle sacrificial animals ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. This year, there is a demand of 50,115 animals in the upazila ahead of Eid-ul-Adha. Among these animals are cows (bulls, 9960, buffaloes 5650 and cows 1990, buffaloes 930, goats 51,056 and sheep 617. There are 5 permanent hats in the upazila. Sacrificial animals will be raised for sale in these markets. Sales have already started in temporary and temporary markets. Upazila Livestock Officer said. Md. Shariful Islam said the sacrificial cattle of the upazila will move to different parts of the country including Dhaka. Animals from different districts will also come. So there will be no shortage of sacrificial animals on Eid but there is an excess of demand.
He said a campaign has already been launched to ensure that no one uses harmful chemicals at the farm and individual level in fattening cattle in Tarash. Medical teams will be deployed in those places when the market starts in full swing. The self-employed officers of the upazila office will take care of this work.