Greetings to everyone as we step into the new year! I am Sana Chandra Das, and Dhaka has been my home for as long as I can remember. For the past 17 years, my life has been intertwined with the art of rearing cows. It’s not merely a livelihood; it’s a journey, a commitment that has seen its share of challenges and triumphs.
Reflecting on the year 2023, I find solace in the fact that it has been a year of relative tranquility. No major problems to contend with, just the steady rhythm of life on the farm. However, one aspect continues to tug at the strings of concern – the fluctuating prices of beef feed.
Rearing cows, while a labor of love, hasn’t always translated into profits, especially during the sale of the livestock. The costs associated with feeding the cows often eat into the margins, leaving little room for financial gains. As we turn the page to 2024, my fervent wish is singular and straightforward – a reduction in the price of beef feed.
This isn’t a plea for abundance or luxury; it’s a humble request for a more sustainable and economically viable way to continue the practice that has been the cornerstone of my life. A slight alleviation in the financial burden of feed costs could make a world of difference, not just for me but for many others who share the same passion for animal husbandry.
In the simplicity of this desire lies the hope for a more prosperous year ahead, where the toil and dedication poured into rearing cows can yield a more equitable return. So, as the clock strikes midnight, and we collectively usher in the New Year, my wish echoes through the air – may 2024 be the year where the price of beef feed aligns with the spirit of sustainability and shared prosperity.
Happy New Year to each and every one of you, may it be a year of fulfillment, joy, and positive transformations.