Village farmers of the district have reared cattle to sell ahead of Eid. These farmers usually sell their cattle from their home and they do not produce their cattle in the markets. So to buy safe and healthy cattle from the farmers buyers of the district have been gathering in farmers house for couple of days as Eid is knocking at the door.
Several buyers told to the Dhaka Tribune: “Poor farmers of the district has reared three or four cattle in their home to sell in Eid. To buy these cattle buyers are knocking at farmers doors and tried to buy cattle for Eid sacrifice.”
Azam Mia, a cattle breeder of Sadar upazila of the district said: I have been rearing cattle aiming to sale in Eid for last four years. This year I have reared one cow and I sold it by Tk56,000 on Thursday from my home.”
Amir Hossain, another cattle rearer of the district said: “I have sold two of my cows from my house.”
Shariful Islam, a college teacher hailing from the town said: “Lessees and market organisers have collected three or four times extra toll during Eid market. To avoid this extra toll buyers used to buy cows from farmers home.”
Social Worker Ziaul Haque Joni said: “Buyers have preferred to buy home-reared cattle than the market cattle for safety.”