The sale of sacrificial cattle is gaining momentum in capital, the price is also reasonable

The sale of sacrificial animals at 20 livestock markets in two urban business areas is gaining momentum at the last minute as Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslim community, is celebrated on Monday.

The livestock markets remain open until the morning of Eid (Monday). But buyers and sellers don’t take risks before the eleventh hour. When the buyers get their favorite animal, they are buying.

Two large cattle markers have been set up at open places under Sector 16 and 18 in Uttara Diabari area. Last-minute sales are gaining momentum in the two markets. Although the cattle price was low until yesterday, it is higher today. However, according to both buyers and sellers, the price is reasonable.

Cattle traders Mostafa Matabbar, Md Rasel and Rafiq, who brought cattle to the Uttara market from different areas, said there is a high demand for local cattle in the market.

A large number of cattle have also been brought to Meradia in the Dhaka South City Corporation area. In addition to designated places, cattle are also taken to alleys.

Mizanur Rahman, a buyer who came to this hatred, said that a large number of sacrificial animals were brought. Small, medium and large cows and goats have been brought to the Hat, while the price is also low compared to other years.

Camels have been brought to the Gabtali cattle market from the Indian state of Rajasthan. There is a huge crowd of visitors and YouTubers to see the camels. Md. Mahfuzur Rahman Apu bought the two camels a month ago. Later he brought the camels to Bangladesh by road.

Apu said they are asking for Tk6 million (Tk60 lakh) for the camels.

The adjoining cattle market of Khilgaon Colony also witnesses a huge crowd of buyers and sellers. The sale of livestock is also gaining momentum here.

The leaseholder of the Hat Hamidul Haque said that although there was a huge crowd of buyers, sales were very low in the past few days. But sales are up as of this morning, he said, expecting sales to be much better tomorrow.

Sources from the northern and southern Dhaka city corporations said a total of nine livestock markets have been set up in the DNCC area, including the Gabtali permanent market, while 11 markets have been set up in the DSCC area, including the Sarulia permanent livestock market.

Due to a court order, the cattle market in Aftabnagar has not been set up.

The temporary haars in the DNCC area have been set up at an open space adjacent to Dhaka Polytechnic Institute, Mostul Check Post in Khilkhet under Ward Number 43, an open space adjacent to Sutivola Canal in Vatara, Kaola Shialdanga in Sectors 16 and 18 in Uttara, Boubazar area, Mirpur Section-06 (East Housing open space) and Mohammadpur Bosila 12 meters along the road.

In the DSCC area, the temporary livestock markets have been set up at Jatrabari Dania College, Dholaikhal Truck Terminal, Amulia Model Town, Meradia Bazar, a designated place near Kamalapur Stadium, Rahmatganj Club, North Shahjahanpur Khilgaon Railgate Bazar, Institute of Leather Engineering and Technology at Hazaribag , Postogola open field and near Biswaroad next to Little Friends Club.