Environment
Cold spell sparks mass cattle deaths in Thua Thien-Hue
  • | tienphong, dtinews.vn | January 15, 2021 09:00 AM
The National Steering Committee for Natural Disasters Prevention has asked authorities in Thua Thien-Hue Province to explain about the unusually large number of cattle that died in the last cold spell.

  

Many cattle die in cold weather in Thua Thien-Hue Province


A Luoi District Department of Agriculture reported that over 900 cattle died in the recent cold spell. This is a high number for Thua Thien-Hue as it is not among the coldest provinces. The number of cattle that died in Thua Thien-Hue is even higher than the total number of cattle that died in the northern mountainous provinces.

It is forecast that there will be more cold spells in January. Thua Thien-Hue Steering Committee for Natural Disasters Prevention and Search and Rescue will set up an inspection team to find the cause and propose solutions to the problem. The local authorities must allocate funding to deal with the damage and support the farmers, especially those with disadvantaged backgrounds.

Some 200 buffaloes died in Lao Cai, 260 in Son La and nearly 180 buffaloes in Dien Bien Province. As of now, nearly 110ha of crops and 1,050 flower pots in Lao Cai were destroyed in the cold.

The National Steering Committee for Natural Disasters Prevention asked local authorities to have more effective measures to protect the residents and livestock. Students have been allowed to stay home if it is too cold and locals are warned not to burn coal inside closed rooms.

In order to take care of the livestock, the farmers should provide more feed, reinforce and keep the cages dry.

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