Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cold Weather Kills Nearly 10,000 Cattle in Vietnam

Birds are falling out of the sky. Fish are washing up on shore. And now cattle are dying by the thousands in Vietnam due to cold weather.

The Veterinary Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) announced about huge losses in cattle caused by the long cold spell in recent days.

The department stated the costly deaths occurred despite the best efforts of local authorities and people to save their livestock.

Following statistics at 4pm on January 16, total of 9,248 heads of cattle died in provinces including Lang Son, Yen Bai, Cao Bang, Bac Can, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Son La, Quang Ninh, Hoa Binh, Lao Cai, Bac Giang, Lai Chau, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.

Source: Voice of Vietnam

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