1.5 lakh sacrificial animals surplus in Rajshahi

14 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: With house-to-house cattle and goat farming everywhere, the district has become home of around 1.5 lakh surplus sacrificial animals as compared to the demand, reports BSS.

Dr Asim Kumar Sarker, District Livestock Officer (in-charge), told the agency that the district needs around two lakh animals to meet up the demand of sacrificial but it has around three and a half lakh animals eligible for the purpose.

Local animal husbandry sector has marked a revolutionary boost in recent years following massive steps taken by the government and different development organizations.

Both rural and urban areas, the poor and marginalized people including women have achieved tremendous successes in the sector getting various assistance from the government and development partners. Artificial insemination of cows is gaining popularity in the region following significant achievement in improving the breeding system.