A few nomadic families of Bakerwal community, en route seasonal migration towards hilly areas, suffered a major loss on Tuesday after more than a hundred sheep and goats were killed in the lightening and thunderstorms in a village of Rajouri.
Officials told that three nomadic families from Kalakote Tehsil were on their seasonal move; they were spending the night under an open sky in Potha village of Rajouri when the lightning and thunderstorms struck about 2 AM in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.
“More than one hundred goat and sheep were killed in the incident triggering loss of lakhs for the poor families.” they said.
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Over a hundred animals of a goatherd have died under mysterious circumstances in Ramban town, puzzling the officers of the sheep husbandry department.
Muhammad Haneif, a resident of Halla Dhandrath, at present Ashari Nai Basti, Ramban, claimed that more than one hundred of his goats have died due to some mysterious disease in Nai Basti of Ramban town, since the past three days.
The doctors of the sheep husbandry department have been unable to detect the cause of death. “We have collected samples from the dead animals to ascertain the cause behind their death. As soon as the results come, we will have a better picture,” a sheep husbandry officer said.
Sheep husbandry officer, Ramban, Dr Vikas Gupta, while talking to Greater Kashmir, said that the department has not received any complaint regarding an epidemic from any area. “We are, however, unable to understand the cause behind 110 goats of a single goatherd dying.”
He added, “The department has summoned experts from Jammu. They will also collect samples from the dead goats to ascertain the real cause behind the deaths.”
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PHOTO: Hundreds of animals, including goats and kangaroos, were killed by hail in far-west NSW. (Supplied: Tegan Langford)
A flash storm that ripped through parts of drought ravaged Far West New South Wales has left a trail of death and destruction for two grazier families.
Up to 400 kangaroos were found dead on Avondale station near Broken Hill, with the neighbouring property left to clean up over $20,000 worth of dead stock.
Tegan Langford said what began as joy and elation over the much-needed rain, later turned into utter disbelief.
“It was very eerie down there. It looked like something out of a movie where they say the world is going to end. Everything was just dead.”
Tegan and her husband David own Ktank Station, 30 kilometres east of Broken Hill.
The Langfords, like many grazing families in the Far West, were desperately waiting for the rain that lashed the region a week ago.
They did not know, however, that with the rain came a hail storm that killed more than 400 kangaroos and 150 goats.
“We received 18mm of rain at the house, which we were over the moon about, but it wasn’t until a couple of days later that we realised how bad the damage was,” she said.
“We were out mustering a paddock that was next door to our goat paddock when we started to see dead roos and goats for no reason.”
Ms Langford said the hardest part was facing the financial loss after enduring the hardship of a dry winter. Each fully grown Boer goat is worth up to $150 and could weigh in at 36 kilograms.
“We’ve worked so hard and put so much money into feed and it all gets taken away with in a 15-minute storm. We thought there might have been some goats that hadn’t died, but we couldn’t find any.”
“In the end, I was just grateful none of us had been caught in it and that it hadn’t come over the house,” she said.
The Langfords’ neighbours, Sue and Kym Andrews from Avondale station, said they had never witnessed a storm that caused such destruction.
“I’ve been here for 37 years and we haven’t had anything like that. To have the hail still underneath the bushes 14 or 16 hours later … it’s incredible, really,” Ms Andrews said.
Greg Curran has been a veterinarian for more than 30 years and has worked closely with wildlife in isolated parts of western New South Wales and Queensland.
He said he had never seen anything like this before.
“I’ve done a lot of work with kangaroos and kangaroo deaths since the late 1990s, and I’ve never heard of large numbers of kangaroos and goats being killed in this number before,” Mr Curran said.
“In a storm, the animals can get quite disoriented about where they are and what is going on; it would have been quite chaotic for them at the time of the hail storm,” he said.
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Hundreds of cows and goats have been dying for the last six months in Subansiri Chapori of Lakhimpur district of diseases unknown to the local herders.
The river islands of Subansiri has a large number cattle farms, locally known as khuti, where thousands of buffaloes, cows and goats are kept by herders for dairy and livestock business. But in the last six months, these animals are dying resulting in huge losses caused to the traditional cattle herders in this riverine area.
The herders have informed that their animals are dying after grazing on the grass which remain submerged during the monsoon season following the receding of water level.
“This phenomenon has been observed in the last three years and this time the number of casualties is much higher,” said the cattle herders.
The worst hit river island this time is Subansiri Chapori where hundreds of cows and goats have died so far in the last few days.
“Many goats have been found with infected faces which are very unusual,” said a local herder.
The affected cattle herders of Subansiri Chapori have asked the authorities concerned to investigate the causes of this unknown disease and the quality of the river water for the security of their diary and livestock business.
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So far this year more than 400 head of cattle between goats and cattle have died due to lack of water resources, dehydration and other diseases, said the technical secretary of civil defense of the District Municipality of Casitas, Jaime Moraira Olaya, in the Tumbes region .
Similarly, said that about 12 thousand heads of livestock and more than 2,000 families would be suffering hardship due to the lack of vital fluid in the area.
“Many of the animals have died because they are consuming the plant commonly called drunkenness, the same that causes affection to their nervous system and causes death, continue to feed on this herb,” he said.
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The number of animals killed by Frost, and crops damaged because of the rains, are not encouraging. The Huancavelica Regional Council room was the setting for the report of this stark reality, and where it was reported that the death of cattle more than 6 thousand 800 animals and more than 3 thousand hectares of farmland affected.
Dead animals. He was the regional director of Agriculture of Huancavelica, Alberto Rondon pots, who began to report these cases during the regular session that took place yesterday the Huancavelica Regional Council.
The official separated by province and animal group losses, being the province of Tayacaja which was more “hit” by the death of cattle that had a balance of 78 cattle.
Followed is Huaytara with 68 dead cows, Huancavelica with 57, Churcampa with 55, 54 Acobamba, Castrovirreyna with 32 and Angaraes with 11.
According to the list of dead sheep: Huancavelica records 1840, 1030 Churcampa, Huaytará 924, 715 Tayacaja, Acobamba 443, Castrovirreyna 288 and Angaraes 163.
In relation to goats: Huaytara recorded 294 dead animals, Acobamba 181, Churcampa 133, 127 Angaraes, Castrovirreyna 124, Tayacaja 78 and Huancavelica 72.
Finally there is the list of pigs: Tayacaja and Acobamba recorded 24 dead animals, 21 Huancavelica, Castrovirreyna 15, Huaytara 6, Acobamba 5 and Angaraes 3.
“This picture is January 2018 the date. In total there are 6 thousand 867 animals that have died due to climate change and the low temperatures. “The loss in monetary terms amounts to 678 thousand 241.50 Suns”, Rondon said.
Damaged crops. On the other hand, Agriculture did her best. According to the registry that manages the DRAH, were 2 thousand 871.5 hectares which were affected by the rains and 776 hectares were lost due to the above mentioned cause, which makes a total of 3 thousand 647 hectares.
“This record is of barley, potato, corn, dry and green bean amilaceo and pea dry and green beans. “In total there are 2 million 188 thousand 520 soles, in monetary loss”, added the director.
Preventive action. Following this report, Rondón explained that he is directing two projects to reduce livestock and crop losses.
“We are currently implementing five projects, three are from continuity. All of them are to improve agricultural production chains. Even there are two projects that we are managing for the prevention of losses,”he added.
“In my province the loss of animals and crops because of the cold and rain is also noticeable. The Regional Government should seek solutions because this not only the producer is affected, but also buy”, said Claudio Torres, Director of Tayacaja.
“As in all province of the Huancavelica region, Angaraes also there were losses in the agricultural sector due to climate change. The director of the DRAH inform us detail at the session “said Alberto Dávila, Director of Angaraes.
According to the agenda of the second regular meeting of June 2018 of the Regional Council of Huancavelica, Alberto Rondon’s report was the fourth point.
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