Sacrificial animal selling begins today


Reza Mahmud  :
Lease takers have taken preparations to set makeshift cattle markets at 16 spots of the capital Dhaka as the Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, is approaching fast and to be observed with sacrificing animals.

Cattle traders are also visiting the markets as they have sought suitable palaces to take their cows and other animals there.
“We have nearly completed to set-up the temporary cattle market as the traders are ready to bring their animals here within one or two days,” said Siraj Hossain, the coordinator of Kamalapur makeshift cattle market in the capital.

He said that the cattle traders would bring their animals by Thursday (June 22) night and to start selling those by Friday.
Cattle traders have also said that they are getting


ready to bring their animals shortly as the selling would be started soon.
“I have visited several temporary cattle markets and decided to bring cows most probably to Kamalapur. The selling may start on Friday hopefully,” said Ruhul Amin, one of the cattle traders coming from Meherpur.
He said that he would bring about 70 to 80 bulls and oxen to the market in phases.

Makeshift cattle markets in the several other places also are getting ready across the capital city.
Meanwhile, the city dwellers are busy with their plans to buy their sacrificial animals.
Abdul Basit, a resident of Gandaria in the capital, has a plan to buy a sacrificial animal from the nearby Postogola cattle market several days before the Eid-ul-Azha.
“My children are very keen to see this year’s sacrificial animal at home soon,” Abdul Basit said.

Similarly, several of his neighbors also echoed their plans about buying sacrificial animal.
“We are in a dilemma over purchasing a qurbani animal this year. We afraid of buying a cow far before the Eid day as the fodder prices have increased, and taking care of the cows are also a hard task. On the other hand, we also fear of high price at the last time as the number of animals is fixed this year amid restriction on importing,” said Yousuf Ahmed of Gandaria. They said increasing fodder price may trigger price hiking of the cattle this year.