El Niño damage to farm animals, pasture lands in NegOcc P16.4M 

Farm animals must be provided with adequate water to survive the heat* 

The El Niño  damage to  animals and  pasture lands in Negros Occidental has risen to P16,470,150. 

Provincial Veterinarian Placeda Lemana in  a report submitted to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the  drought  has caused  the death of 14,598  farm animals  worth P13,784,650  and  affected  1,139 raisers as of May 10.

The bulk of the deaths involved poultry at 13,664  heads valued at P6.5 million, followed by  583 pigs – P P3.7 million, 278 goats and sheep – P1.2 million, 44 carabaos – P1.4 million, 24 cattle  – P670,000 and  5 rabbits – P7,500. 

 Lemana also reported  P183.15 hectares of pasture lands   worth P2,685,500 damaged. 

The bulk of damage was in Hinigaran at 100 hectares followed by Murcia with 50 ha, Moises Padilla – 12.5 ha,  La Carlota City – 9.25 ha, Pontevedra – 4 ha, Bago City – 1.,85 ha and    Binalbagan 1 ha, Lemana said.* 

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