In Thakurgaon, Barakat is the talk of the town ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
Barakat is no ordinary bull, but a neutered male popular for its meat. The big bull weighs around 28 maund.
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Its owner farmer Zillur Rahman said that he reared the bull in his dairy in Dhumunia Shahpara village of Pirganj upazila of Thakurgaon along with twenty more cattles.
"I spend around Tk 600 a day to feed this huge bull," he told UNB.
Zillur set up a small cattle farm in his homestead in 2011.
“For more than four years, I have been rearing Barakat. The bull eats different types of foods including wheat bran, rice bran, maze, dried hay and raw grass," he said.
"If any buyer from outside Rangpur division buys the bull, I will deliver it at my own cost, '' added Zillur.
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Besides, the bull gets showers several times a day.
Everyday locals throng Zillur’s dairy to catch a glimpse of the big bull.
According to sources at the Thakurgan Livestock and Fisheries Department, enough sacrificial animals are available in the upazila this year.
Source: United News of Bangladesh