Online Cattle Market
Qurbani Eid 2023 festival is just around the corner. Like every year, Muslims in Bangladesh are eager to purchase sacrificial animals. However, visiting the animal haat (markets) physically to buy sacrificial animals during this sweltering summer heat can be a daunting task for many. Keeping all this in mind, different online platforms are once again starting online cattle markets. 4 Online Cattle Markets in Bangladesh for Eid-ul-Azha 2023 Purchasing sacrificial animals online has become more common nowadays, and fortunately, there are online Qurbani haat available in Bangladesh. Let’s explore these “digital haat” in detail. Bikroy Birat Haat Powered by Minister To celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, Bikroy.com, a renowned platform for buying and selling livestock, has joined hands with Minister Hi-Tech Park Ltd., a well-known manufacturer of electronics and home appliances, and OPPO Bangladesh, a global mobile manufacturing company. Together, they have organized a Qurbani campaign called ‘Bikroy Birat Haat Powered by Minister.’ Read more: Eid-ul-Azha 2023: Cumilla to have a surplus of 8,606 sacrificial animals, says livestock dept Just like every Eid-ul-Azha, Bikroy is once again offering a special collection of farm animals exclusively for its valued customers. The Bikroy website already showcases over 1,600 advertisements for livestock. To boost the popularity of Bikroy online haat, like every year, the company also launched the Birat Haat Contest. However, this year the contest will be different. Minister has taken on the role of Title Sponsor for the seventh consecutive time, while OPPO has joined as an Associate Partner for the first time. To participate in the Birat Haat contest, individuals are required to create a video following the theme song of Birat Haat along with its catchy dance step. The video should be shared on either one or all of the respective Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube profiles with the #BiratHaat2023 caption. Additionally, participants are also required to submit the video link to the Bikroy Blog site. Among the submitted videos, 18 lucky winners will be chosen based on their entertainment value and uniqueness. Read more: PM accepts cow as gift from couple for Eid-ul-Azha sacrifice For the Member contest, 15 winners will be selected from sellers across all categories who have the highest number of ads, the most views, and ad responses. All winners will be rewarded with exciting prizes such as refrigerators, LED TVs, smartphones, and more, with a total value of BDT 6 lakh, sponsored by Minister Hi-Tech Park Ltd. and OPPO Bangladesh. Bengal Meat Qurbani On June 1 of this year, Bengal Meat announced the launch of the Qurbani portal for the 9th consecutive year. They sell organic grass-fed cattle, offering a unique and distinct option for customers. Customers have the convenience of ordering their preferred cattle through the online platform, and the cattle are then delivered while maintaining the necessary quality. Sadeeq Agro Popular livestock farm Sadeeq Agro also arranged online cattle haat this year. The buyers can check their website to order any cattle they like. The site provides weight, and all other required information regarding the cattle. However, buyers can also visit their farm to see the cow and verify the weight. Read more: Bhaijan now coming to Jashore Qurbani cows can be ordered up to 7 days before Eid-ul-Azha. However, the buyer will be required to pay 10% in advance. The cost of cows vary as per the weight. After the order, Sadeeq Agro will deliver according to the customer’s preferred date. The best thing about Sadeeq Agro is that they do not have any delivery charges. And they deliver anywhere in the Dhaka metropolitan area. Khaas Food This year, Khaas Food has launched an Online Qurbani Haat, aiming to provide a convenient platform for purchasing sacrificial animals. It features a diverse selection of cows sourced from numerous farms and breeds. Each cow comes with detailed information, including weight, age, height, feed, gender, and colour. Additionally, Khaas Food ensures transparency and clarity regarding the health of the cattle by specifying the vaccines they have received. To secure a booking, customers are required to make an upfront payment of 50% via bKash or credit card, with the remaining amount due before delivery. Delivery of sacrificial animals will be completed in 2-4 days before Eid. BDT 3000 is applicable for delivery charges. In this case, the delivery will be done according to the order of booking and the customer’s demand. Final Words For the last few years, the trend of Online Qurbani Haat in Bangladesh has revolutionized the way people participate in the tradition of animal sacrifice. The digital platform provides convenience, accessibility, and a wide range of options for individuals looking to purchase sacrificial animals. However, it is upon the buyers, to check all the detailed information such as breed, weight, age, height, feed, gender, and colour before purchasing a cattle. Thus, buyers can choose the best sacrificial animals from the online cattle markets for the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Read more: With Eid-ul-Azha approaching, Khulna cattle famers distraught over price hike of fodder
The ‘Digital Haat 2022’, an online marketplace for buying and selling cattle, is going to be inaugurated on Sunday at about 4:00pm to make cattle trading easier for both the sellers and the customers. The trading has already started and cattle markets from districts and upazilas across the country have also joined the platform (www.digitalhaat.gov.bd). This online cattle market is jointly managed by the ICT department, Ekshop-a2i, the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry and e-CAB. The Commerce Ministry, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Bangladesh Dairy Farmers Association (BDFA) are also helping the initiative. Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim and State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak will be present at the event. Read: Digital Haat and more Qurbani Cow online shops targeting Eid-ul-Azha in Bangladesh
With the digital revolution in Bangladesh, online shopping is on the rise. By doing this, people are saving time as well as getting the product of their choice while sitting at home. In today's busy world and the Covid-19 pandemic situation, going to the market to buy and sell cattle has become a huge hazard. That is why the cattle market in Bangladesh targeting Eid-ul-Azha goes online. However, selling cattle online during the Eid season has become a norm for the last few years. But it got focused on last year due to the pandemic. Previously, different online platforms and private organizations were involved in selling cattle online. But this year Bangladesh government has taken the initiative named 'Digitalhaat' for the online cattle market. Read Digital Cattle Markets in Bangladesh to Buy Sacrificing Animals Online What is Digital Haat? Digital Haat is mainly an online marketplace to buy and sell cattle online during the Eid-ul-Azha. However, it also remains active around the year. Due to the pandemic, Digital hats have been organized since last year. However, this year it is expected to get a massive hit. Last year, 27,000 cattle were sold, and this year the government has a target to sell more to sell one lac animals this year. The e-commerce association of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Dairy Farm Association are implementing this year's digital haat under Dhaka North City Corporation as per the directions of the Ministry of Commerce. However, it is mainly organized by Dhaka North City Corporation, but dwellers from other areas can also access it. Apart from this, other municipalities of the country will be able to use this platform if they decide to go online. The good thing about buying cows and other cattle online is that you can save time as well as you don't need to 'Hasil' either. Read Digital Haat 2021 launched with target to sell 1 lakh cattle before Eid How does Digitalhat Work? It works like another e-commerce site. Sellers can list their cattle with the description, which will be visible to the prospective buyers. If you are a buyer, you can check the cattle under different categories. You can sort the animals as per individual seller and the farms and other online marketplaces. Furthermore, you can talk with the owner or the organization if you like any cattle. You will find the phone number under the seller's name. Moreover, you will find all the related information with the advertisement. However, if you select any cattle from any e-commerce site, you can pay online and get your cattle. The e-commerce will not get the payment until they deliver it; that is how your payment remains safe. The government will ensure it through the escrow system. Once you order and make the payment govt. Will hold it for you and release the payment after you receive the goods. READ: Special cattle trains ahead of Eid-ul-Azha Apart from ordering cattle, you can also book a slaughtering service. From last years' experience, online butcher booking has been arranged in this year's market. A maximum of one thousand animals will be sacrificed in the slaughterhouse. From there, the meat will be delivered to the buyer by 26 air-conditioned vehicles. Live animals or meat, whatever is delivered, will be priced by the seller. No separate charge can be taken from the buyer in this regard. However, the buyer will have to book the slaughtering service by July 10. E-Cab will settle any disputes between buyers and sellers. Digital Cattle Market in Different Districts around Bangladesh The online cattle market is getting popular in different parts of the country. Due to the lockdown, physical cattle markets might not be allowed. Hence, the online market is the only solution. With that note, many districts have been adopting online haat culture. Read Enough cattle in Bangladesh for sacrifices during Eid: DLS For example, a page called Sreepur Online Pashur Hat has already been launched under the supervision of Sreepur Upazila Nirbahi Officer following the government directives to avoid the huge gathering and risk of the haat. District administration of Chuadanga has also taken the initiative for the online cattle market. A Facebook page named 'Online Pashuhaat, Chuadanga' has already been opened to buy and sell cattle online during Eid-ul-Adha 2021. Read Sacrificial animals: Chuadanga goes online again. Other Non-Government Initiatives Apart from government-monitored 'digitalhaat,' many e-commerce sites have also taken the initiative to sell cattle online. However, it is not new for e-commerce companies as they have been selling cattle online for the last few years. Bikroy.com Bikroy.com (www.bikroy.com) has been selling cows and goats for several years with a campaign called 'Birat Haat.' It also arranges the partner for the 'Kurbani.' If the buyer wants, he can get the cash on delivery or pay the price after checking the delivery. Daraz Daraz (https://www.daraz.com.bd/) has been selling cattle for Eid since 2016 through a campaign called 'Gorur Hat.' They are giving the opportunity to buy and see the live weight, color, teeth, etc., of the cows and watch the pictures as well as videos of the farms and cows. Read Sufficient sacrificial animals available in Faridpur despite pandemic Othoba.com Pran-RFL Group's e-commerce company (www.othoba.com) has been selling cattle under the title 'Online Kurbanir Haat' since 2020. shooddho.com This online organic food platform is guaranteeing the supply of organic cows raised by the farmers. They directly serve as a platform for farmers. According to the company, they market the products of farmers-fishermen-weavers on the basis of the product price and not market price. In that case, even if the market price is low, they give importance to the product price. Dividends are later shared. They are following the same policy in the case of cattle. The company has arranged to show live videos as well as pictures of the cows. Home delivery is also free. Other online cattle markets in Bangladesh Vendors from different parts of the country are posting pictures of their cattle on ajkerdeal.com. DesiGuru.com (www.deshigoru.com) is selling sacrificial animals online. 'Madol' (fb.com/madolzonebd) is arranging cattle in a healthy way during this Covid-19 situation. The organization will provide all kinds of assistance, from buying the animal to cutting the meat and delivering it home. Another company, Hexatrading (fb.com/hexatrading) is taking full responsibility for the sacrifice and preparation of the meat. They have their own animal slaughterhouse. Read Khulna braces for shortage of sacrificial animals ahead of Eid-ul-Azha
With the occasion of sacrifice -- Eid-ul-Azha -- only days away, cattle markets have sprung across the country both in traditional and digital ways but the turnout of buyers is still low apparently fearing the transmission of coronavirus.