A total of 99, 50,763 cattle have been sacrificed across Bangladesh on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha this year, according to the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry.
The number of the animals sacrificed in the last Eid-ul-Azha festival was 90, 93,242, it said.
A total of 1.21 crore sacrificial animals were available for Eid-ul-Azha in the country this year.
In Dhaka division, more than 24, 91, 768 sacrificial animals, including over 11, 67,810 cattle and buffaloes, over 13,23,711 goats and sheep, were slaughtered on the occasion of Eid this year.
In Chattogram division, a total of 21, 28, 459 sacrificial animals, including 13, 13,678 cattle and buffaloes, 8, 14,685 goats and sheep, were slaughtered.
A total of 19,98,128 sacrificial animals, including 7,09,243 cattle and buffaloes, 1,28,885 goats and sheep, were slaughtered in Rajshahi division.
A total of 9,26,209 sacrificial animals, including 2,58,264 cattle and buffaloes, 6,67,930 goats and sheep, were slaughtered in Khulna division.
A total of 11,38,896 sacrificial animals, including 5,31,093 cattle and buffaloes, 6,07,803 goats and sheep, were slaughtered in Rangpur Division.
A total of 3,75,783 sacrificial animals, including 1,80,548 cattle and buffaloes, 1,95,186 goats and sheep, were slaughtered in Mymensingh Division.
Last year, more than 90.93 lakh cattle were sacrificed, around 4 lakh down from 2020.
Due to the economic crisis people sacrificed small-and medium-sized cows this year, so the demand for those cows was high.