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Red King creates a buzz by being the largest bull in Habiganj cattle market

  • Published at 07:20 pm July 17th, 2020
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Golam Wahid, a retired army sergeant, has been raising Red King for the last four years in Sheikher Molla village under Banichong upazila of Habiganj Dhaka Tribune

Adding that only local food was fed to the bull, owner Wahid said that daily expenditure for the King is Tk600-Tk700

Red King, supposedly the largest cow in Habiganj, may get sold this Eid-ul-Azha, depending on whether the owner gets a good price for the 40-maund (around 1500kg) hulk.

Golam Wahid, a retired army sergeant, has been raising the bull for the last four years in Sheikher Molla village under Banichong upazila of Habiganj.

Wahid said: "Many are bargaining with the price after seeing its picture on Facebook. I am looking forward to selling it this year. But I may not take it to the cattle market and will try to sell it from home due to the coronavirus situation.

"I have been raising King as a hobby since my retirement four years ago. I wish to put him up for sale on this year's Qurbani market."

Adding that local food was fed to the bull, Wahid said that the expenditure for the King is Tk600-Tk700 per day.

Rasel Miya, a local trader in Shiekher Molla village, said: "With such a huge cow reared, Wahid bhai has proved that if there is will there are ways to raise such cows."

Rasel many in the locality and on social media platforms said that none has seen such a humongous bull in Habiganj, thus unofficially awarding King with the title of the largest cow in the district.

Rahmat Ali, an elderly local of the village, said: "To get a glimpse of the Red King, a lot of people gather here from nearby villages. "

Dr Prakash Ranjan Biswas, the district's livestock officer, said: "Golam Wahid has been communicating with upazila livestock officers for a long time. Whenever he faces a problem (regarding King’s health) we immediately suggest ways of how he could overcome it. He has been fattening the cow without any injection or tablet and had been feeding it hay, grass and other local foods." 

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