Feed Crisis Worries Cattle Farmers Ahead of Eid

BANGLADESH - Cattle farmers in flood-affected northern districts fear incurring huge losses from sale during upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.
calendar icon 24 July 2019
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Most of these farmers have been rearing the animals for around 10 months so they can sell those at sacrificial animal markets for the Eid.

Now the farmers foresee a bleak prospect of making any profit from the cattle as most of the animals are showing signs of malnourishment due to feed crisis amid the ongoing floods across the country.

Supply of cattle feed hit a snag after large swathes of croplands as well as feed stores at regional markets went under floodwaters.

After the floodwater started to enter cattle sheds, the farmers moved the animals to nearby high ground such as roads and embankments. But, with all communications already broken down, they now worry how they would save the animals from dying of hunger.

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Source: The Daily Star

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