Ninh Thuan faces problems in cattle industry

by P.V14 June 2017 Last updated at 13:52 PM

VTV.vn - Thousands of cattle have died in Ninh Thuan province due to droughts and prolonged rains.

Farmers are worried about how to solve this problem, and wonder whether they should re-herd their cattle. If they do, they must work out a solution for dealing with cattle and the severe weather conditions that affect them.

Quang Dai Minh's family has lost about 8,800 USD as 14 cows his family owns have diet in the past six months. The loss has been heavy for these farmers, many of whom are struggling to herd cattle in severe weather.

Cattle is the main source of income for farmers in Ninh Thuan province. However, they have suffered from losses during the previous years. 2 years ago, droughts killed a large number of cattle. At the end of last year, prolonged rains caused diseases for cattle and killed many of them. There hasn't been a final record for these figures, but thousands have died.

Local authorities and experts advise farmers to remain and care for cattle instead of increasing their quantity. Local authorities have also released cattle restructuring policies including measures to ensure food sources for cattle to avoid losses when disasters strike.

Ninh Thuan province currently has 300,000 cattle, the source of income for thousands of local households. As the frequency of natural disasters remain high, involving farmers in the process of restructuring the province's livestock sector has become a priority.

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