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Unsupervised Livestock Destroys Farms In Lekutu

Animals and unsupervised livestock have been identified as one of the problems encountered daily by the people of Bua. Senior agriculture officer-Bua Ilisoni Banuve told representatives of the district of
08 Oct 2014 23:53

Animals and unsupervised livestock have been identified as one of the problems encountered daily by the people of Bua.

Senior agriculture officer-Bua Ilisoni Banuve told representatives of the district of Lekutu in Bua that a lot of farms have been destroyed because animals either feed on them or unintentionally damage them.

Mr Banuve said it was proper for farmers to look after their animals.

“Due to the dry spell we are facing, the damage caused by animals on farms has a huge impact on the people’s food supply.”

“We have an issue of stray animals and we are advising farmers to secure their animals and ensure they are kept within the farm boundaries.”

There have been calls from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Police for farmers to take ownership of their flock and supervise their daily movement.

In an earlier report, principal agriculture officer-North John Cox has advised farmers to gather unproductive livestock as the dry spell continues to escalate in the region.

Mr Cox said this was one of the measures farmers would have to take to cope with the drought.

He said all these issues were being managed.

“We have contingency plans in place like in some cattle farms, we’ve asked the farmers to destock.”

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