Cattle farming a new hope for haor people

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

A number of seasonal cattle farms have sprung up at villages found in Sylhet’s haor areas thanks to the availability of naturally-grown grass in the region, providing a much-needed alternative to paddy cultivation. “Since the land in haor areas is only suitable for growing paddy, I had previously relied on boro farming,” said Masum Mia, […]

Fatteners frustrated with unsold cattle

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: July 26, 2021 09:10:28 Magura cattle fatteners are passing worrisome days with their unsold animals during Eid-ul-Azha. Eid-ul-Azha was observed on July 21. According to district livestock department, a total of 29,550 cattle were fattened in the district to sell those in Eid market. But a total of 21,600 cattle have […]

From a cowshed to a dairy farm: story of a homemaker becoming an entrepreneur

From a cowshed to a dairy farm: story of a homemaker becoming an entrepreneur

Monwara Begum’s five-year journey from being a homemaker to a successful entrepreneur began with three cows. Her dream journey began in 2016 when she convinced her husband to buy the cows to get milk to meet the family’s requirements.   A small cowshed was made for the cattle at her Sreepur village in Boalkhali upazila […]

Cattle imported from Myanmar defying ban

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The marginal farmers in Cox’s Bazar fail to make profits due to the illegal imports Ignoring the government’s curbs, some traders have imported sacrificial animals from Myanmar this year causing sufferings to the local farmers in Cox’s Bazar. The local farmers had 173,519 cattle in stock ahead of Eid-ul-Azha against the local demand of 165,000. […]

‘Bhalo’ bridges gap for small cattle farmers

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Two years ago, Obaidul Huq quit his teaching job at a private school in Dhaka out of frustration and decided to go back to his village home in Kurigram’s Buribari union. At home, the 33-year-old started raising bulls, but making a decent living by rearing a few bulls turned out to be difficult. Even though […]

Farmers in a remote village selling cattle online

For decades, traditional haats had been the main place for Bangladesh’s farmers and traders for selling bulls ahead of Eid-ul-Ahza, one of the biggest festivals for Muslims when demand for sacrificial animals surges. That dependence has begun to reduce as digital devices and internet networks offer a window to digital marketplaces. For all latest news, […]

India’s crackdown on cattle smuggling a boon for Bangladesh

After failing to get a desired government job, Jakaria Lenin, an English literature graduate in Tangail, set up a cattle farm about 11 months ago. With land and financial help from his father, he brought 44 bulls and 6 cows with an investment of Tk 65 lakh. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s […]

150 cattle traders in Pabna village thrive in online markets

Over 150 cattle traders and farmers of Haropara village, in Pabna’s Bhangura upazila, are trading sacrificial animals on online markets — setting an example and inspiring fellow traders. Md Shahabul Islam, a cattle trader of Haropara village, used to sell cows in local haat (rural market) a few years ago. He often did not make […]

Farmers in a pickle with unsold cattle Blame pandemic for low demand

Farmers in a pickle with unsold cattle Blame pandemic for low demand

Blame pandemic for low demand Nearly 70,000 farmers fattened a total of 38.58 lakh cattle, including bulls, for this year’s festival, according to data from the Department of Livestock Services. Photo: Amran Hossain “> Nearly 70,000 farmers fattened a total of 38.58 lakh cattle, including bulls, for this year’s festival, according to data from the […]

Hours of tailbacks delaying arrivals of cattle in city markets, pushing up prices

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This photo shows a portion of Bhulta cattle market in Narayanganj on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune The online sale of sacrificial animals is increasing but the traffic is raising uncertainty in delivering the cattle on time Markets for sacrificial animals officially opened in the capital city on Saturday, but their arrivals […]