Uncertainty over cattle sale

  • People return home with sacrificial cattle bought from Gabtoli market on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People return home with sacrificial cattle bought from Gabtoli market on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Traders brought more cows to the cattle markets in Dhaka on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, than the previous days, but the number of customers declined. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Traders brought more cows to the cattle markets in Dhaka on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, than the previous days, but the number of customers declined. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A view of Gabtoli cattle market in Dhaka on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Traders feared some cows may go unsold due to a drop in the number of customers. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of Gabtoli cattle market in Dhaka on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Traders feared some cows may go unsold due to a drop in the number of customers. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Traders waiting for customers at Gabtoli cattle market on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Traders waiting for customers at Gabtoli cattle market on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Many traders and customers at Dhaka cattle markets did not wear a mask although it was mandatory to do so to reduce the risk of the coronavirus infection. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Many traders and customers at Dhaka cattle markets did not wear a mask although it was mandatory to do so to reduce the risk of the coronavirus infection. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Ujjal Mia brought three cows to Gabtoli cattle market in Dhaka from Kushtia. He sold two, but was considering taking the other back as the customers were not agreeing to pay the price he was asking. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Ujjal Mia brought three cows to Gabtoli cattle market in Dhaka from Kushtia. He sold two, but was considering taking the other back as the customers were not agreeing to pay the price he was asking. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A customer checks cows at Gabtoli cattle market in Dhaka on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021. There were plenty of cows for sale, but not many takers on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A customer checks cows at Gabtoli cattle market in Dhaka on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021. There were plenty of cows for sale, but not many takers on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Traders took back cattle by trucks from markets in Dhaka as the prices dropped along with the number of customers on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Traders took back cattle by trucks from markets in Dhaka as the prices dropped along with the number of customers on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Fewer customers visited the goat shops at Gabtoli cattle market in Dhaka on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Fewer customers visited the goat shops at Gabtoli cattle market in Dhaka on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Mizanur Rahman from Tangail brought two large cows and two small ones to Gabtoli cattle market. He sold the small cows, but took back the large ones after his asking prices were not matched by customers on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Mizanur Rahman from Tangail brought two large cows and two small ones to Gabtoli cattle market. He sold the small cows, but took back the large ones after his asking prices were not matched by customers on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Traders bringing truck-loads of cattle to Gabtoli market in Dhaka from Chuadanga’s Jibannagar on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Traders bringing truck-loads of cattle to Gabtoli market in Dhaka from Chuadanga’s Jibannagar on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021, the eve of Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove