Dairy farming becomes boon for rural people in Rajshahi

5 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Dairy farming along with beef fattening has become boon for many marginalised and other grassroots people because they got the scopes of overcoming the financial hardships caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Local animal husbandry sector has marked a revolutionary boost in recent years following massive steps taken by the government and different development organisations. Both rural and urban areas, the poor and marginalised people including women have achieved tremendous successes in the sector getting various assistances from the government and development partners.

Abdul Awal, a dairy owner of Bargachhi, said many of the families have adopted new and improved practices and technologies in dairy farming coupled with bull rearing and fattening contributing to enhanced production and productivity, reports BSS.

He said the Rajshahi region has started becoming enriched with animal resources during the last couple of years as a result of house to house cattle farming. The feature has brightened the prospects of mitigating any disaster situation through exporting domestic animals to areas within the country after meeting up the local demands.

Artificial insemination of cows is also gaining popularity in the region following significant achievement in improving the breeding system.

Due to the cross breeding the cows are giving milk ten times more than the previous record, said Dr Golam Rahid, a successful dairy farmer in the city.

Artificial insemination is a process of collecting sperm cells from a male animal and manually depositing them into the reproductive tract of a female.

He said the region has an enormous opportunity to meet up existing protein deficiency of the local people through boosting the sector.

District Livestock Officer Dr Ismail Haque said many of the rural families have been rearing and fattening bulls commercially and earning huge profits every year. Animal husbandry sector has marked a boost bringing fortune to hundreds of people in the region.