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Answer: This year (Hizri 1440; CE 2019) Bengal Meat is offering the following services for Eid-ul-Azha:

1.      Qurbani – Only Live Cattle (Animal + Delivery)

2.      Qurbani – Full Service (Animal + Processing + Delivery)

Qurbani – Only Live Cattle:

After receiving warm response from you, our valued customers last year, we have made arrangements for supplying Eligible (for sharia compliances) and healthy live cattle this year too.

Ensuring delivery of disease free & healthy live cattle to your premises accompanied with health certificate from Registered Veterinarian.

Qurbani- Full Service:

Bengal Meat is offering Qurbani-Full Service during the Holy Eid-ul–Azha to introduce the best possible practices for “Halal, Safe, and Hygienic Qurbani” for the discerning citizens of Dhaka. We ensure sharia compliance in selecting animals for qurbani Cattle. In addition to the strict halal procedures, the biggest advantage of this service is – you can get your meat processed, packed and delivered to your home as per global best practice of food safety standard.

We advise buying the cattle from us to ensure disease free cattle, reared without any notorious practices (e.g. steroid, growth hormone, antibiotic, carcinogenic tannery waste materials etc) in our own farm. However, you have the option to supply your own cattle, provided that supplied cattle are from known local sources and are not of Indian origin, In any case we ensure slaughter of only healthy animals that passes our rigorous ante mortem inspections by Registered Veterinarian.

Services include:

Slaughtering as per Halal Standard Operating Procedures (HSOP) under the direct monitoring of Islamic Foundation Bangladesh.  It may be mentioned that the HSOP is in compliance with The Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia, and other International Halal Authority.

Answer: Yes, you will have the option to choose from our lot through our Qurbani website. Detailed description of the individual cattle will be published in the designated website:  qurbani.bengalmeat.com

Answer: Price of individual cattle is set as per our livestock farming department's pricing policy which are displayed in the website.

For Qurbani-Live Cattle, client has to pay the following delivery charge.

-5th Day4,500
-4th Day5,000
-3rd Day6,000
-2nd Day7,500
-1 Day(No delivery)
Eid Day(No Delivery)

This will include rearing after purchase, Qurbani, chilling, processing, packaging & delivery to your home (except bowels) and the charge will be:

Cattle Price Range (BDT)Slaughtering & Processing Price (BDT/cattle)
Below 100,00020,000
100,000 – 130,00022,000
Above 130,00024,000

Answer: You can choose cattle online, pay and confirm order at our designated Gourmet Butcher Shop or make the payment online as well. For details, please read Terms & Conditions to know the ordering process.

The last time for ordering your Live Cattle or Full Qurbani Service is 9 August, 2019.

Order will only be confirmed upon payment at the designated Bengal Meat Gourmet Butcher Shop or through online payment from our website.

Answer: This year you can choose to pay at your convenience between, online payment or cash! Please find the addresses below
Click here

The full payment will have to be paid in advance including service (for processed) & delivery charge (for live cattle). The detail process of confirming an order is given in this link: qurbani.bengalmeat.com

For detail, please read the Terms & Conditions
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Answer: Yes, if you want to, you can be present at our farm at Pabna. However, Bengal Meat will not bear any cost regarding your visit to our farm.

Answer: We will publish pictures of the cattle on our website. 3 pictures per cattle will be published for a convenient visual experience.

Answer: We will start slaughtering Qurbani cattle at our facility right after the Eid Jamaat at the local mosque. You will receive your meat in safe, cross-contamination free, halal food grade packages on the 2nd day of Eid.

1st Day of Eid (No delivery)

 2nd Day of Eid (Delivery)

Answer: The whole carcass will be chopped into 17-18 pieces per kg. Then the meat will be packed in 5 kg packs. 3 such packs will make the master carton. Please note that master carton ensures safety against cross-contamination.

By sorting the meat into 3 different packs it also makes the distribution process, as per Shariah for Qurbani, easier to perform.

All packaging materials are food graded. Visceral organs i.e. lung, heart, kidney, spleen, liver except intestine and stomach etc. will also be delivered in separate boxes. After chopping, brain & head meat and paya will also be delivered separately.

Answer: The slaughtering will definitely be performed manually, ensuring all control points of Halal slaughtering guideline (Islamic Foundation approved) in the presence of representatives of Islamic foundation of Pabna.

Answer: To ensure food safety and superior taste, carcass will be washed with clean water, chilled and then cut into standard pieces (17-18 pieces per kilo).

Answer: Red offal (in Bengali: hridpindo, gurdda, koliza, tilli, fusfus) will be cut into small pieces and delivered separately. Meat from the brain& head, and paya will also be delivered separately.

Answer: It will be delivered by a chiller van as chilled (00 C to 40 C) meat at your given address (within Dhaka city). The delivery will be done in 15 kilograms of master carton packaging.

Answer: We will try to deliver directly to your premises. Please provide us with a convenient address where our delivery trucks can move easily.

Answer: Meat is equally good as chilled or frozen. However, bulk freezing is more time consuming. We will deliver chilled meat which you can readily consume or store for longer period by storing in a deep freezer. Chilling at 00C – 40C kills most of the pathogenic bacteria and make the meat absolutely safe for human consumption.

Answer: According to Food Safety Protocol, liver, heart, spleen, kidney, lung etc. are called red offal.

Answer: Upon request, stomach/bowels (scalded, cleaned) will be delivered 5 days after EID. Please collect intestine from nearest outlet or the outlet where the cattle is booked.

Answer: Sorry, unfortunately we cannot. Same day delivery does not meet food safety standards as meat after slaughter is hot and prone to decomposing on hot processing. Such warm condition of carcass processing and packaging leads to purification of the meat due to bacterial growth and fermentation.

Answer: Registered veterinary doctors, representatives from Islamic Foundation, Pabna and Bengal Meat’s Halal certified officer along with supervisor- all guarantee proper Halal procedure and food safety.

Answer: Sorry, we do not have such arrangements yet.

Answer: Yes, provided the supplied cattle meet Bengal Meat’s ante-mortem specs. Your supplied cattle has to be delivered to our factory premise at least 12 hours before Eid day and you have to bear the feeding and supervision cost, if there is any.

We advise buying the cattle from us to ensure disease free cattle, reared without any notorious practices (e.g. steroid, growth hormone, antibiotic, carcinogenic tannery waste materials etc) in our own farm. However, you have the option to supply your own cattle, provided that supplied cattle are from known local sources and are not from Indian origin.

Answer: No, we do not have any such arrangement this year.

Answer: To avoid any kind of cross-contamination, the hide will not be delivered and will be purchased by Bengal Meat at the following rate, which client can deduct during the payment:

Cattle Price Range (BDT)

Hide Rate (BDT/hide)

Below 100,000

700

100,000 – 130,000

800

Above 130,000

900

Answer: FMD FMD means Foot & Mouth Disease. Dewormed means administering anthelmintic against the deferent worms.

Anthrax is a bacterial disease. Our cattle are vaccinated Against FMD, Anthrax and dewormed at regular interval.

Answer: Yes. We provide sufficient interval before slaughtering our animals after vaccination and deworming following the standard OIE food safety procedure. It helps us to eliminate the residual after effects.

Answer: Feedlot period means the time of cattle rearing under standard feeding and management condition of BLF.

Answer: No, We grow our own fodder (Corn, Napier, Lucerne, Jumbo etc.) at our factory premises and prepare our own concentrate for feeding our animals.

Answer: We take the live weight of cattle using digital weight bridge, by that time it is 100% accurate. Later on as it is live there may be some difference due to time gap, feeding, drinking, urination and defecation, and transporting factor.

Answer: We will deliver the cattle on the committed date. We will deliver as per route of distribution. You will be contacted before delivery.

The cattle available in our country come from various breeds and their crosses. The pedigree is very hard to recognize as farmers do not keep any record of their cattle’s breeding. However, we assessed the breed on the phenotypical characteristics of the cattle. This phenotypical expression is the effect of dominant gene over recessive gene. Most commonly there are Sahiwal, Sindhi, Holstein-Frisian, Jersey, Brahman, Red Chittagong cattle, Pabna cattle, Mirkadim cattle in our country. Here is the summarized description of some breeds.

Native cattle: Commonly available in Bangladesh. The breed evolved over hundreds of years of evolution to survive under feed shortage conditions. The relatively smaller breed weigh from 150 to 250 kg upon being an adult. Have prominent hump, deep shoulder, well developed hind quarter but head is slim with crescent-shape pointed horn. Have carcass (meat) yield of 47-52% of their live weight. Excellent quality meat with relatively higher intramuscular fat and the meat is juicy and tender in nature.

Pabna Cattle: Mostly available in Pabna and Shirajganj districts. Also available in Tangail, Dhaka, Manikganj, Bogra areas. Riverine char areas of Pabna and Shirajgan districts used to grow lush pasture especially during the dry winter. Pabna cattle, in fact, evolved from the crosses of Sahiwal or Sindhi, or Hariana breeds with the native cattle. Relatively larger than native cattle, their body weight range from 250-400 kg with a rich color texture of grey, deep red, faun or mixture of red & white. Like other typical zebu cattle, they have prominent hump, deep shoulder, pendulous dewlap, well developed hind quarter with wide bulging head. Meat yield of Pabna cattle ranges from 47-52% of their live weight. Like the native cattle, Pabna cattle also produce excellent quality meat with relatively higher intramuscular fat and juicy, tender textures.

Red Chittagong Cattle (RCC): The RCC is a unique type of native cattle predominantly available in greater plain Chittagong area but also to a smaller extent in neighboring Noakhali and southern Comilla area. It has all basic characteristics of Native cattle of Bangladesh except its external body coat, tongue, eye-brew, eye-ball, eye-lash, horn, hooves and tail- all are bright and faun (red) in color. Adult live weight of RCC male cattle ranges from 250-400 kg but female RCC cattle ranges from 150-250 kg. RCC are good for meat production, having carcass (meat) yield of 48-52% of their live weight. Meat of RCC is of excellent quality with relatively higher intramuscular fat and has Juiciness and tenderness characteristics.

Sahiwal Cattle: Sahiwal originated from the Sahiwal district of Punjab province in Pakistan. Sahiwal is a breed of Zebu cattle which primarily is used in dairy production but also gives good yield of meat. The breed can be identified with its prominent hump, deep shoulder, pendulous dewlap, well developed hind quarter with wide bulging head. They are light brown in color and have pendulous ear and loose skin. They are relatively larger than native cattle and body weight ranges from 350-450 kg. Meat yield of Sahiwal cattle ranges from 47-52% of their live weight. Like the other Zebu cattle, Sahiwal cattle are also producer of excellent quality meat with relatively higher intramuscular fat and have Juiciness and tenderness characteristics.

Red Sindhi Cattle: Red Sindhi cattle are the most popular of all Zebu dairy breeds. The breed originated in the Sindh province of Pakistan, they are widely kept for milk production across Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and other countries. Red Sindhi cattle are primarily used for dairy production but also good meat yielder. Like Sahiwal, they also have prominent hump, deep shoulder, pendulous dewlap, well developed hind quarter with wide bulging head. They are dark brown to deep brick coat color and have pendulous ear and loose skin. Red Sindhi cattle are dual purpose animal for good milk and meat yielder. They are relatively larger than native cattle and body weight ranges from 350-450 kg. Meat yield of Red Sindhi bull ranges from 47-52% of their live weight. Like the other Zebu cattle, Red Sindhi cattle are also producer of excellent quality meat with relatively higher intramuscular fat. The meat is tender and juicy.

Holstein Frisian Local Cross: Popularly known as Holstein Frisian cattle, this is basically a temperate dairy breed originated in Holland. Currently it is being found across the globe, outstanding for its high milk production but its male animal covers nearly 40% of global beef (especially ground beef and roast beef) production. Typically, they are black or black & white, red & white or white. Purebred adult Holstein Frisian male can weigh over 500 kg. In Properly managed cross-bred Frisian cattle can attain 350-400 kg live weight within 2-2.5 years. Meat is relatively lean (less fat) and has reasonable tenderness. Their docile nature and high growth rate made them an attractive choice for beef fattening.

Mirkadim Cattle: Speaking of reputation, perhaps nothing can match the Mirkadim cows. This herd is not exactly a ‘breed’ of its own; rather, Mirkadim is an area in Munshiganj where these cows are farmed. Of course, not all cows from Mirkadim are the special ‘Mirkadimergoru’. Mirkadim cattle are mostly white in color. The horn, eye lit, eye brow, tail head, muzzle looks reddish white. The height ranges 3 to 5 feet, length about 4 to 7 ft. Body configuration is rectangular. Rear view is whitish red and hooves some time whitish. Mirkadim cows cater to a premium and niche market. They are well-fed and exclusively cared for buyers claim their meat to be of superior taste. The meat is said to have a distinct flavor which cannot be found in any other cows.

Answer: Card payment is accepted in Chittagong and Sylhet region this year.