According to the sources at Khulna Livestock and Fisheries Department office, there are 6,890 farms in the district, and most of these are located in Dumuria, Terokhada and Batiaghata upazilas
A big cow named Chita Bagh is drawing the attention of many people at Katenga village in Terokhada upazila of Khulna due to its size and price.
Four-year-old Chita Bagh weighs 40 maunds (around 1500kg) and is black and white in color like Australian cows. It is named after its spotty pattern that somewhat resembles a leopard’s spots.
Its owner Kainath Shikdar expects to sell it ahead of Eid-ul-Azha at a price of Tk 10 lakh. That is still some way off the Tk 37 lakh that was paid for the last Eid-ul-Azha’s most expensive cow, the 'King of the Haat' in Bangladesh, named Messi.
Many people have thronged Kainat’s house to see Chita Bagh in recent days, said Kainat adding, “Manypeople wanted to take pictures of the cow while bathing, while many took selfies with him and recorded videos.”
“I have brought up the cow like my child and as time has passed it has become mature. Now it has turned into a Chita Bagh in size and its nature,” he said.
Besides, Kainat said this year a fodder crisis was seen amid coronavirus, adding," I fattened my cow in natural way."
SM Bayezid, Kainat’s son, who also helps his father, said Chita Bagh eats hay and grass and has been brought up like a family member.
Khulna Additional Livestock and Fisheries officer Dr Arun Kanti, said: "Kainath's cow is of Friesian breed. No one needs to use drugs to fatten this kind of cow. Farmers can fatten up Friesian cow by feeding hay, grass, molasses and rice husk."
“There is no need to be getting frustrated over the price of the cattle. Social distancing will be maintained at the cattle markets.” he said.
“Besides, selling cattle online has also become popular and we are providing necessary assistance to sell the cattle online,” he said.
According to the sources at Khulna Livestock and Fisheries Department office, there are 6,890 farms in the district, and most of these are located in Dumuria, Terokhada and Batiaghata upazilas.
They have a total of 45,148 domestic animals, with 40,968 cows and 4,180 goats and sheep.