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Eid-ul-Azha: Animals worth over 60,000C sold across Bangladesh

Over 9.4 million sacrificial animals have been sold on this occasion

Update : 30 Jun 2023, 03:14 PM

Sacrificial animals worth more than Tk60,000 crore have been sold across Bangladesh this year on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock has said.

Over 9,443,000 animals have been sold for the second biggest festival of Muslims. Of them, 4,361,000 were cows and buffaloes and 5,081,000 were goats, sheep, and other animals, the ministry confirmed on Thursday night. 

However, the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock said that the total number of animals sacrificed cannot be calculated solely from the total number of sold animals. 

The final tally will also include household animals that have been sacrificed, and the Department of Livestock Services is working on counting the total number of animals sacrificed this year's Eid-ul-Azha. 

According to information obtained from the control room of the Department of Livestock Services, this year, efforts have been made to sell sacrificial animals online across all eight divisions of the country. 

A total of 463,096 animals were sold online, with the most cows being sold in the Chittagong division, at a number of 84,000. 

Dhaka saw the highest sales of goats and sheep, totaling 21,902.

The online marketplaces sold 463,096 animals worth over Tk4,231 crore. Images of 381,420 cows and 84,054 goats and sheep, including prices, were uploaded on the same platforms.

Prospective buyers chose and bought their preferred animals from these platforms.

There were 3,249 sacrificial animal markets across the country, including the two city corporations in Dhaka.

Over 4,361,000 cows and buffaloes were sold for more than Tk47,000 crore and 5,081,000 goats, sheep, and other animals were sold for over Tk13,000 crore. 

According to data from the department, the total sales of sacrificial animals amounted to over Tk60,000 crore.

The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock informed that 130,162 animals, including 60,393 cows and 69,769 goats, sheep, and others, received treatment at other markets across the country's eight divisions. In total, 137,260 animals received treatment at the sacrificial animal markets.

Additionally, in the two city corporations of Dhaka alone, a total of 7,098 animals, including 5,709 cows and 1,389 goats and sheep, received treatment.

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