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Fodder Crisis Hits Cattle Rearing in Flood-affected District

22 July 2019

BANGLADESH - Cattle rearing in flood-affected areas of Lalmonirhat is severely affected for lack of green fodder due to rising floodwaters in Teesta and Dharla rivers for the last one week.

Floodwaters have destroyed green fodder at nearly 80 villages in the two rivers basin areas in five upazilas of the district, the Lalmonirhat District Livestock Officer Dr Saidur Rahman told the correspondent.

"Cattle farming is the main source of income for char farmers but this is being severely affected currently," the official said according to our local correspondent.

Many cattle farmers in the villages are now resorting to selling their cattle at low prices as they are failing to manage fodder for their cattle.

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Source: The Daily Star

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