According to Bangladesh Dairy Farmers’ Association (BDFA) general secretary Shah Emran, some government actions and incentives could help cut meat prices in Bangladesh by 20-25 per cent. In the previous 7-8 years, beef and mutton prices have risen dramatically in Bangladesh.
He also said, the average price of per kg beef in the international market is around $5-5.50, whereas in Bangladesh it is around $7-$7.50.
Factors such as India’s ban on beef exports, Bangladesh’s high population density, and the high cost of cattle feed have all contributed to sky-high pricing. He suggested that the government should design a system for distributing soft loans to dairy farmers at a rate of 3-4 per cent interest. importing breeds like Brahman, Simental and Angus will also boost meat production.