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An estimated 1,500 head of cattle have died following wildfires in Oklahoma that have burned for nearly two weeks, and that projection could increase.
Reports from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture earlier in the week projected that 1,100 cattle had died from the Rhea and 34 Complex wildfires that have burned in northwest Oklahoma since April 12.
The first estimate was probably a little low, says Rod Hall, state veterinarian for Oklahoma, who helped put together the original projection. Hall believes at least 1,500 head of cattle died because of the fires after speaking with more ranchers in the area, and he thinks it could go up to 2,500 head.
Hall visited Dewey and Woodward County with a task force to assess damage from the fires. This region of Oklahoma has seen fires the past two years with the Starbuck and Anderson Creek fires both starting in the northwest part of the state.
Last year the Starbuck Fire was estimated to have killed more than 3,000 cattle in Oklahoma alone. It killed almost double that amount in Kansas. This year the losses shouldn’t be as high.
“These fires burned almost as much land as the one did last year (in Oklahoma), but this area that the fires were in this year has a little more wheat pasture,” Hall says.
Wheat pasture in the area has been exceptionally dry due to drought so many cattle were removed early in the grazing season. The Rhea and 34 Complex wildfires also started a month after the fires in previous years.
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A farmer had a loss of about $ 130,000 after a lightning strike on his property and killed 103 Nelore cattle that were in the pasture, on Line 8, in Cacoal (RO), a municipality 480 kilometers from Porto Velho. The unloading happened during a thunderstorm this week, and a day later a person passing a road saw the dead oxen and warned the farm worker.
The Agency of Sanitary Defense Agrosilvopastoril of the State of Rondônia (Idaron) was in the proving place the cause of the death of the animals.
According to Paulo Elifas, owner of the farm, he was in the property at the moment the lightning struck. According to him, the discharge caused a very loud noise during the night.
“I heard the noise of the thunderbolt, a rumble, and I remember that I still thought of the danger of that thunderbolt falling into the house, for with all that noise there would be nothing left. When the rain subsided I returned to Cacoal, “Elifas told G1 .
The next day a farm worker approached where the cattle were, but he believed the animals were asleep.
Some time later, a person passed by the road near the property and as he saw a lot of animals together, but none of them moving, he decided to verify, noting the death of the herd.
“This person went to the ranch foreman and said the cattle were dead. As soon as I was informed, I proceeded to the property. I’m very upset about all this. They were all together under a tree stand to protect themselves from the rain. With the tree nothing happened, I believe that the lightning has fallen only on the animals, “explained the cattle rancher.
Dead cattle would be put to fattening next month and later slaughtered. With the death of 103 cattle, Elifas estimates that it had a loss of approximately R $ 130 thousand.
“In commercial life we have a sequence, a preparation. Those heifers were to be put into the trough, so he broke that sequence. I do not know what I’m going to do in the next 90 days to solve the problem. So it’s a loss that stays, “lamented the rancher. The animals were buried on Wednesday (14).
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A total of 710,740 animals have died so far this year in Mongolia due to the extreme wintry weather known as “dzud”, the country’s meteorology service said Wednesday.
The dzud is a brutal weather phenomenon in Mongolia where a dry summer followed by a frigid winter kills vast numbers of livestock either by starvation or cold.
Snowfall covered up to 50 percent of the country, with 66 administrative subdivisions in 12 provinces experiencing dzud or near dzud conditions, Mongolian National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring said in a statement.
Among the provinces, Khovd and Uvs in the west, Khuvsgul in the northwest, as well as Khentii in the east registered the highest rates of animal death.
Nearly 40 percent of the country’s nomad population is dependent on animal husbandry and rain-fed agriculture for livelihood.
Thousands of herders lose their animals almost every year to the dzud, which forces them to seek new opportunities in the capital city of Ulan Bator. In 2016, more than 1 million animals were killed by the dzud.
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The drought is doing this every year, although so far lost 70 heads of cattle through diseases caused by the cold said the president of the local livestock union, Marcelo Hemandez Gutierrez.
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The sudden death of several cattle in the municipality of Asunción Ixtaltepec, set alarms among cattle producers.
They called the sector, federal and State authorities so that they address the problem that threatens to wipe out the herd in the region of the isthmus.
The condition in the livestock are now known to be evil’s palette and fatal. It was detected just a week and so far, they have registered about 20 head of cattle that have died from the disease, according to the farmer Jorge Toledo.
They ensure that livestock lost mobility in the rear legs, which makes it impossible it to walk; causes it fever and significant pain; and three days after you die.
On Monday arrived in this municipality staff of the Secretariat of agriculture, livestock, Rural Development, fishing and food (Sagarpa) and the Secretariat for development agriculture fisheries and aquaculture (Sedapa) to coordinate the actions that will be for to combat the outbreak of this disease.
Coordinator in the area, Víctor Manuel Ángeles Hernández, Sagarpa recommended that farmers in the region vaccinating cattle and sheep against the evil’s palette, a disease that fatally attacking cattle and sheep, once the disease is contracted during the you Winter mporada.
He asked farmers act immediately applying the vaccine to protect cattle and also prevent the spread of the I derriengue or anger paralytic that affects the States of Veracruz, Tabasco and Chiapas.
And while this disease is not transmitted to humans, he recommended people not to eat meat or other derivatives of the cattle sick.
Producers of Asunción Ixtaltepec, asked officials to search mechanisms so that they have facilities and they can acquire the vaccine against the evil of palette, since the figure surpasses the thousand heads of cattle.
They say that only in this way can vaccinate their cattle and immunize them against the threat posed by this deadly disease to the Oaxacan cattle.
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The effects of frost recorded in Matamoros left a negative balance in the livestock sector, since until yesterday was the report of death of about 100 animals, including cattle, sheep and goats, although they might be more, as well as economic losses, as it was announced by José Luis Dávila Guerrero.
We was very bad, said the President of the Local livestock Association, “because we have been receiving multiple reports of partners, we are talking about at least 70 cattle and calves, but also some 20 ewe lambs and some goats, so it is immediately gave notice” “assurance funds that were to verify and program covers payments”.
He described the situation as critical since this carnage and are awaiting that more farmers submit their reports, so that the number of dead animals may increase was registered in just 3 days.
However much of the dead cattle was insured against such contingencies, Dávila Guerrero said that economic losses are substantial.
Losses were caused by low temperatures and living animals exposed to the outdoors by insufficient infrastructure in the cattle ranches for their protection.
In regards to the payment of the insurance coverages, Dávila Guerrero said that once affected producers, around 12, reported to the livestock Association and is to the assurance Fund is processed.
“Already were the verifiers to verify the Affectations, payments shall be made only in those cases in which the animals were aretados, which is mostly cattle and calves as well as ewe lambs,” he added.
In regards to the goats, he said that the deaths will not be covered since their owners are not obliged to give the arete requires Sagarpa and which is prerequisite for recourse to the funds of insurance protection.
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The fire destroyed more than 50,000 hectares. The video and photos were submitted by Andrés Laburu, responsible for “The viewpoint of Hucal” field located in General Acha, head city of Utracán Department, in the province of La Pampa.
Not only there were already two human losses, but that fire swept thousands upon thousands of acres and killed hundreds of animals. The shocking images were sent by Andrés Laburu, is the owner of the firm JBA S.A, which burned the 7,000 hectares and lost around 100 animals, while in the area looking for a similar amount.
According to civil defense in a statement said the rural fires affected in the months of November and December 2016, 555.231 hectares. In the same months of 2017 reached 124.269 say and expected the figure to continue climbing.
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“There have been no visible symptoms. The cattle are found dead everywhere in forest, riverside, canals, hills and farmlands in the village. This condition has been occurring for the last three days,” locals said.
The deadly issue came to the fore after the affected farmers brought the matter to the notice of Berhampur sub-collector. Surprisingly, the veterinary department has failed to tackle the disease as the cause of the outbreak of the disease is yet to be ascertained.
The unknown epidemic has spread panic among locals who held the administration responsible. Among the many farmers who had lost their cattle were Jagili Gouda, Bauri Gouda, Dhaneswar Pradhan, Balram Pradhan, Sudam Pradhan, L Panda, L Seemanchal, Narsingh Gouda, M Andha, D Bijay, K Trinath and M Kameshu.
According to locals, there are four cowsheds in the area. Locals of Lalmenda, Patigobindpur, Gumabirsinghpur and Birmekhpur under Lalmenunda panchayat keep over 700 cows in the shed.
The locals have appointed four caretakers in the cowsheds — M Andha, D Bijay, K Trinath and M Kameshu. More than 100 cattle have died in the last three days, the caretakers claimed adding that at least 20-25 cattle die every day.
On several occasions, locals had written to the block and also the district administration for construction of a permanent cowshed, but to no avail. They presumed that the cattle died due to continuous exposure to incessant rain caused by depression over Bay of Bengal.
On the orders of sub-collector, a team from Nuapada veterinary department reached the village and took stock of the situation. “Due to lack of a permanent cowshed, the cattle have been surviving under rain that is causing the death,” Nuapada veterinary doctor Subhasish Mallick said.
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