Severe cold kills more than 13,500 cattle in Vietnam

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Severe cold kills more than
 13,500 cattle in Vietnam

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15 Feb 08 - Nhan Dan - Statistics from the Animal Husbandry Departments in northern localities showed that the severe cold snap during that past 33 days has killed over 13,500 cattle.

The main reason leading to the massive death of cattle was local people's poor preparations in protecting their cattle from severe weather.

To combat the cold snap, local officials asked farmers to put clothing on their animals, such as makeshift jackets and using their wood and straw reserves to guard cattle sheds against the cold wind.

Mountainous and remote areas in Bac Kan also suffered huge losses from cold weather as 4,234 cattle had died, driving many households into financial difficulties.

http://www.nhandan.com.vn/english/news/150208/domestic_s.htm
Thanks to Barry and Jen for this link




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