Thousands of #cattle dead due to #drought in #Maule, #Chile
Even worse in 60 years, it is wreaking havoc in the central zone of Chile, the losses in the agricultural sector are considerable, spring and summer could further exacerbate this situation.
According to estimates released by El Mercurio, some 10,000 animals have died among the regions of Coquimbo al Maule. Among these, Valparaíso would be the most affected, as El Mercurio pointed out to the Agriculture seremi, Humberto Lepe, 30% of the dead animals are cattle and 70% goats and sheep.
From the Ministry of Agriculture recognize that the Valparaíso Region is the most affected. “ We have 2,500 very complicated farmers and approximately 50 thousand affected animals”
In the Coquimbo Region as long as they move the cattle to the San Juan Argentina mountain range, to look for some food, while in the O’Higgins Region the farmers will have only one third of the usual water flow.
The situation is serious since in the Coquimbo Region the loss of livestock mass exceeds 50%, while in the Valparaíso Region the problem is affecting even bees. The hives are dying because there are no flowers anymore.
Courtesy of radioagricultura.cl