A number of temporary cattle markets sprung-up at different places under the two city corporation areas of Dhaka from Wednesday to facilitate trading of sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Adha.
Apart from the only permanent cattle market of the city at Gabtoli, a total of 24 temporary cattle markets have been set up in the city this year. Of them, 14 are in Dhaka South and 10 in Dhaka North.
Livestock traders have started to bring animal-laden trucks to the markets from different districts of the country from last night.
Though many cattle markets are already filled with livestock, sales have not started on a large scale yet.
Abdullah, a cattle trader from Jhenaidah district who reached Dhupkhola cattle market last night, said buyers are still observing the markets.
Another trader, Abdus Samad from Kushtia, hoped that the sale might begin from today.
Bangladesh has a total stock of about 1.18 crore cows, buffaloes, goats and sheep ready for Eid-ul-Adha. The number was 1.15 crore last year.