The total production of meat stands at 4.52 million MT nationally in 2014 against the demand for 6.73 million MT. The standard meat consumption should be 120 gm/ day whereas average intake is 80 gm/ day only. Again, standard milk consumption should be 100 ml/ day whereas average intake is 80 ml per person/day.
There is a clear deficit present in the supply side. There has been a wide range of cattle varieties popular for beef production in different regions of the world; some of them are Angus, Belgian Blue, and Brahman etc. The average weight of them are 700 Kg, 800 Kg and 850 Kg respectively.Among the dairy varieties, the world’s topmost milk production source is the Frisian which has milk capacity of 60 liters/day. So, cattle development has a huge scope in Bangladesh.
Since 1975, meat and milk production have been developed through cross-breeding. But till date, only 34% of the cattle have been developed into cross-breeds. The crowdsourcing livestock platform of iFarmer will allow govt. & private sector to work more closely to improve the future of cattle in Bangladesh.
The rate of increase in the price of beef has consistently exceeded inflation for the last 20 years. This trend is set to continue as more people enter the middle class and demand healthier protein. As iFarmer, our target customer is the health conscious, high-end consumer market where healthy margins can be secured so as to provide a consistent return for sponsors and farmers who supply us with calves. We are creating strong partnerships with farmers to smooth the price volatility to ensure consistency in supply and pricing.
We do not contrast against breeds; however, our expert team of professionals carefully select calves based on their ability to gain weight when fed a certain quantity of grass.
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Farmer Selection Criteria
Can I visit the farm/farmer managing my cow?
Yes, you can always visit the farm/farmer to see your cow at your own cost. Team iFarmer will guide you with all necessary information on this regard.
Do I incur any delivery charge?
No, the delivery charge will be fully carried by iFarmer Limited till the cow is dropped at the address you provided.
What happens if my cow dies or gets stolen?
In case of any unfortunate event as such, iFarmer will replace your cow at its own cost.
How many cows can I buy as an individual?
As an individual, you can buy 2 cows at max.
What is the guarantee that I will receive a healthy cow?
Team iFarmer understands the importance of Eid ul Azha. Therefore, we respect your faith and is determined to provide you with the best service by considering the overall emotional attachment to this holy festival.
What will be the minimum weight of my cow?
The minimum weight of your cow will be 100 kgs (2.5 mon).