In Kishoreganj, farmers have prepared 97,821 sacrificial cattle including bulls, bullocks, cows, buffaloes, goats and sheep for Eid-ul-Azha. Which is known to be able to meet the demand of the district. Cattle in the district can even be supplied to different districts.
According to Kishoreganj District Animal Resources Department, there is a demand of 90,676 sacrificial cattle in the district. And 97821 cattle have been prepared. 47 veterinary medical teams have already been formed for the primary treatment of cattle at Qurbani Hat. 238 butchers and 250 seasonal butchers have been trained for skinning and preservation. 13 online Qurbani Hat have been opened. Every day pictures of cattle are being uploaded. Farmers are being encouraged to sell online.
This year, cows have been fattened by feeding straw, bran, raw grass and khail in a completely indigenous manner using modern information technology. Harmful steroid hormone chemicals for health were not used.
Meanwhile, several farm owners in Kishoreganj said that they have invested lakhs of taka in raising cows and goats throughout the year in the hope of making a profit ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
But due to flood situation, no wholesaler has come to the farm so far. But every year after Eid-ul-Fitr, cattle wholesalers from different parts of the country including Dhaka, Mymensingh and Chittagong used to come and fix the price of cows and goats.
In this situation, they are in uncertainty about selling cows and goats. At the same time, the farmers have expressed concern over the withdrawal of money invested in the farm.
Bangladesh Dairy Farmers Association Kishoreganj District Branch President Azmal Khan said the district's dairy industry is largely dependent on small farms. Small farmers are uncertain about how cattle will be sold in the flood situation. Again the demand for cattle is less. Everyone is in uncertainty.
District Livestock Officer Dr Nazrul Islam said, Kishoreganj is a livestock rich district consisting of haor and plain land.
Flood situation will not have much effect on farmers on Eid. All activities including online cattle market have been taken up. It is hoped that the farmers will benefit.