ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage
Luanda

Max:

Min:

Home » News » Society

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 17:17 - Updated Tue, 24 Dec 2019 17:17

Drought kills over 72,000 heads of cattle in Cunene

Ondjiva - At least 72,473 heads of cattle died between April and December this year in the transhumance corridors of Cunene province due to water and pasture shortages resulting from the drought that struck the region.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send

Correct

To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

Cattle weakened by the drought hitting cunene

Photo: José Cachiva


This data was released today, to Angop, by the head of the Veterinary Services of Cunene province, Estevao Camalanga, regarding the cattle vaccination program in the district.

During the dry season, he said, most of the cattle died from lack of water and pasture, as well as from poor animal health and opportunistic diseases.

He said that some farmers and their herds of cattle are already returning to their home areas since November, when it started to rain in the province of Cunene.

"Some breeders are returning with their livestock to their areas of origin as rain has started to fall in the province of Cunene," he said.

Read also
  • 22/12/2019 12:39:31

    First Lady spends quality time with children

    Luanda - Hundreds of underprivileged children received on Saturday solidarity support from the First Lady of Angola, Ana Dias Lourenço, and from the Ministry of Mass Media.

  • 17/12/2019 17:24:04

    Angolan Tocoista Church delivers food aid to drought victims

    Ondjiva - At least forty tons of food products were delivered last Monday, in Ondjiva, by the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the World (The Tocoistas), to the Provincial Government of Cunene, to support the victims of the region's drought.

  • 11/12/2019 11:04:18

    Second tranche of food aid already in Cunene

    Cahama - At least 2,400 tonnes of assorted foodstuffs arrived last Tuesday afternoon at Cahama Municipality, southern Cunene Province, to support more than 800,000 drought victims.