Livestock fodder shortage prevails in Western Region

AL GHARBIA (ABU DHABI) — Cattle breeders in Al Gharbia (Western Region) are having a hard time due to the persisting shortage of livestock feeds.

By Latifa Jaber

Published: Sat 23 Aug 2008, 1:16 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:09 PM

As a result of the shortage, the prices of livestock have dropped, and a majority of the breeders of goats, camels, sheep are trying to sell their animals in the absence of adequate fodder supply.

Salim Al Mansoury, a camel breeder, said the concerned departments should take immediate remedial measures to correct the situation.

Issa Hamad, a cattle breeder, said a number of his animals had died and others were starving because of lack of fodder. He pointed out that the lack of fodder could also lead to spread of disease which would account for many more cattle deaths.

Saleh Al Karby, another cattle breeder in the region, confirmed the absence of fodder had forced him to go to the agricultural marketing centres everyday to get feeds for the livestock.

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