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Almost 3,000 cattle dead due to drought in Las Tunas, Cuba #Cattle #Drought #LasTunas #Cuba

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This June 9, the state-owned Periódico 26, belonging to the province of Las Tunas, outlined the critical situation in which the largest cattle are in that province, two thousand 954 cattle have died from malnutrition in recent months.

“The main causes of the deaths continue to be malnutrition, with two thousand 954”.

This is mainly because the farmers are not able to guarantee the food for the dry season, and it is not only about the grass, or the feed, this also includes not having sufficient water reserves. Keep in mind that at least one beef needs 120 liters of the precious liquid daily.

But the situation goes a little beyond these figures, as detailed in the newspaper 26 Newspaper.

“Until the end of May, the province accumulates seven thousand 069 deaths, with two thousand 593 more than in the same period of the previous year and an index of 2.80 percent, of 1.65 allowable. By municipalities, are Tunas (860) and Jobabo (642) had the worst results in that period “,

The bovine mass in Las Tunas amounts to 241 thousand 800 heads, to which must be added more than 2,600 buffaloes, as Jorge Luis Lozada Hechavarría, deputy delegate of Livestock in the Delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture, recently declared to the press. He specified that these animals are in the hands of some 15,000 owners.

Another cause that affects livestock losses is accidents , with 922. “For these two reasons alone, 54.8 percent of total losses occurred, ” said the aforementioned state newspaper.

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At least 500 cattle dead due to drought in Veracruz, Mexico #Cattle #Drought #Veracruz #Mexico

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The dry season left at least 500 head of cattle dead in the central area of ​​the state, with Tierra Blanca being one of the most affected municipalities, informed the president of the Livestock Union in that area, Jesús Ortega Couttolenc.

“The reports we have are more than anything from Tierra Blanca, it is not that the other places have not been given, but that was where there was the death of cattle, there are some who have reported to us about 400 or 500 heads, which are what we know us, there must be a lot more dead cattle, but we cannot talk about what has been done to us formally, if it was a very difficult time, “he said.

He explained that although with the start of the rainy season the land is already beginning to get wet and green in the central area, the damage could take 30 more days.

“Fortunately, a little water has already fallen, in the central area it was not what we could expect, but the one that fell has already started to green the grass, it is still a problem and it will continue for another 30 days but here we go,” he concluded.

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100+ livestock killed by lightning in Rajouri village, Kashmir, India #Cattle #Kashmir #India

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A few nomadic families of Bakerwal community, en route seasonal migration towards hilly areas, suffered a major loss on Tuesday after more than a hundred sheep and goats were killed in the lightening and thunderstorms in a village of Rajouri.

Officials told that three nomadic families from Kalakote Tehsil were on their seasonal move; they were spending the night under an open sky in Potha village of Rajouri when the lightning and thunderstorms struck about 2 AM in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

“More than one hundred goat and sheep were killed in the incident triggering loss of lakhs for the poor families.” they said.

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55,700 livestock dead due to cold weather in Northwestern Mongolia #Livestock #Mongolia

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Extreme wintry weather, known as dzud in Mongolia, has killed more than 55,700 livestock animals in the northwestern province of Khuvsgul alone since late last year, the provincial agricultural department said Monday.

“Dzud” is a Mongolian term to describe the frigid winter that comes after a dry summer and causes the death of a great number of livestock due to starvation or cold weather.

“A total of 55,764 livestock animals have died in 11 soums (a type of administrative district in Mongolia) of our province since late last year due to the severe wintry weather. Heavy snowfalls have hit the province 16 times since the beginning of November,” the department said in a statement.

The agricultural department and other relevant provincial organizations have been distributing grass and fodder to local herders free of charge or at discounted prices, it added.

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5 Nomad Families Rescued, 265 Animals Perish In Snow Storm In Kulgam, Kashmir #SnowStorm #Kulgam #Kashmir

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Police on Saturday rescued five nomad families comprising thirty members stuck in Pir Panchal hills in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. However, 265 animals including 250 sheep and 15 horses perished in a snowstorm in the area.

A officer told GNs that as soon as police received information that some Nomad families are stuck in Pir Panchal hills due to snowstorm, a police party along with SDRF led by SDPO Damhal Hanji Pora launched a rescue operation in the snow-covered mountainous region.

During the rescue the operation, five nomadic families consisting of thirty (30) members were rescued, he said.

“These families got stuck in the snowstorm at Bada Pir Panchal while migrating along with their livestock from Mahore District Reasi towards Nandimarg Kulgam by opting higher reaches of Pir Panchal range,” a police spokesman said.

Their livestock consisting of 15 horses and 250 Sheep died due to the snowstorm, the spokesman said. However, all the members of these families including women and children were rescued and later shifted to Zomasthal Bahak near Village Nandimarg, the spokesman said.

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UPDATE: 1 BILLION animals now feared dead from fires in Australia #australia #wildfires #animals

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As many as a billion animals may have been killed in Australia’s wildfires since September, a scientist said, doubling his earlier estimate as the unprecedented scale of the crisis in the world’s driest inhabited continent continued to emerge.

New figures released on Wednesday by the University of Sydney’s Chris Dickman indicate more than 800 million animals have been killed in the state of New South Wales alone, while one billion had died nationally. That includes mammals, birds and reptiles directly killed by the fires or indirectly through loss of habitat.

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96,000 #cattle dead due to #drought in #Mexico

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According to the report that the cattle unions have, both from the north and from the center-south of the state, the number of heads of cattle killed by the drought amounts to 96 thousand, which is equivalent to eight percent of the cattle herd.

Arnoldo Amaya, president of the Regional Livestock Union of the North, said that according to the numbers that were taking a few days ago among all livestock groups, we can talk about eight percent of the cattle herd lost due to drought.

Most of the dead cattle are found in the northern part of the state where the rains were minimal.

He clarified that they do not want to talk about numbers of dead animals, they are only based on percentages, eight out of every 100 animals have died from drought.

In Durango the cattle herd, recognized by the state, federal authorities and the livestock associations themselves, is one million 200 thousand heads. This means that eight percent represent 96 thousand cattle.

Although the problem of livestock mortality has stopped due to the little rain that has fallen, in the north of the state there are still municipalities with little water.

“Unfortunately, due to the low humidity, the grass that has already left will end before the end of the year, so the dry season is going to be practically since January,” said Arnoldo Amaya.

And that is where the producers of both the social sector and large farmers will begin to present problems of mortality, especially the first ones that have the least resources.

He explained that the major crisis in the livestock sector is going to be felt since January, especially because there will be no grass, and the little that remains, because of its size, is going to dry or burn with frost.

In addition, the low temperatures that are recorded will hit strongly in the cattle that when presenting feeding problems, they will get sick faster.

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60,000+ #cattle dead due to #drought in #Namibia

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According to a latest announcement by the minister of agriculture, water and forestry, Alpheus Naruseb, a total of 60 000+ cattle have died right across Namibia as the drought continues to ravage the regions.

The figure has been sourced from the ministry’s veterinary service functionaries
Government has been forced to increase its drought relief aid budget, overstretching the contingency fund but having to cover the gap with donations from private, public sector and the international community.

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa Amadhila met with ministers and regional governors yesterday at her offices where she told the media that the budget allocation for drought has now increased to N$595.2 million.

Government had initially budgeted N$300 million.

But thatis now more than N$572.5 million of the initially approved budget while the actual funding of the budget has now overshot the initially agreed budget that was not fully funded.

So dire has the drought situation becomes that this week, the Namibia Agricultural Union announced that the Hardap Dam had been severely impacted with water levels at a critical 14.7%.

If the rains do not come, farmers in the vicinity of the dam could cease to have access to purified water by 2021.

Government has thus gone on the over-drive and is considering investing in desalination plants to syphon water from the sea.

The Patriot wanted to understand whether the OPM had received news of any deaths in the regions yet as well as how many households were in need of drought relief aid.

“When the programme started the estimated number of household beneficiaries was 42 000 according to the vulnerability assessment.

This process was later followed by the identification and the registration of beneficiaries based on the criteria as established and approved by cabinet.

But this verification produced higher number of qualifying households which is now 172 938 households,” said Kuugongelwa-Amadhila.

One of the big questions is how is government best transporting the food aid across the regions and how secure are the storage spaces so that they ultimately reach the affected.

“We are being assisted by the Namibian Defence Force who have availed transportation in the form of truck and human resources to distribute food,” said the PM.

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106,000 #cattle dead due to #drought in #Chile

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Petorca More than one hundred thousand dead animals, family crops on the verge of extinction and about 600,000 people who need to be supplied with water. The megasequía hits with force the center of Chile after a decade of deficit of rains.

The end of the driest southern winter in six decades left a complex balance: six of the 16 regions of Chile suffer the effects of the rainfall deficit, which in the case of Valparaíso and Santiago reached 77%.

Between the regions of Atacama (north) and Maule (south) there are about 106,000 animals killed due to lack of water and food, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Chile meets most of the nine vulnerability criteria set forth by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including areas prone to drought and desertification.

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