April 12, 2012

Feed shortages in Kyrgyzstan has caused 40,000 livestock deaths

In Kyrgyzstan, 40,000 head of livestock died of starvation due to the lack of feed available. Another 14,000 animals were slaughtered by their farmers to avoid the animals starving to death. Experts estimate that over the past two weeks the problem has worsened mostly due to the reckless use of feed reserves from the Chui valley, in the central part of country which caused the shortage of feed spreading far beyond the country's southern areas. To the additional purchase of barley in Chui Oblast the Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Finance has allocated 12 million soms (US$ 240,000). Read more ...

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