Bhaijan, hearing the name one can think about uttering the name of the Hindi cinema ‘Bhaijan’ but here the matter is different. A bull named ‘Bhaijan’ is now the talk of the town in Jashore.
Already people from different parts of the district have been thronging at the house of one Mahidul Zaman Kajal of Sitarampur village in Sadar upazila, who reared the 10 feet long and 5.8 inches height cow at his farm.
Currently, the big bull weighs around 1,356 kg. Mahidul demanded Tk 18 lakh for Bhaijan. According to the district livestock department, of the big-size bulls reared in the district, Bhaijan is the largest among all.
“I bought Bhaijan, an Australian Frisian variety cow when he was six-month-old at a cost of Tk 69,000. I kept him with other cattle on my farm,” said Mahidul. Gradually he was named ‘Bhaijan’ following his healthy and fit body size, he said.
He ate food weighing 10-12 kg a day and he gets showers three days a week with shampoo, said the cattle farmer.
Quamrul Islam, a worker on the farm, said “We reared ‘Bhaijan’ as our child and two people remained to stand by him round the clock.”
Many people visited the farm to catch a glimpse of ‘Bhaijan’ and some of them took selfies with him.
District Livestock Officer Rashedul Haque said, ‘I have visited the farm of Mahidul and he is rearing his cow using organic methods properly.’
This year, a total of 35,000 cows and 60,500 goats have been prepared in 9,000 small and big size farms ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, he said.