Livestock department distributes hay and animal feed to aid farmers in Nakorn Phanom

August 25th, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Deputy Director-General of the Livestock Department Thanit Anekwit (ธนิตย์ เอนกวิทย) traveled yesterday to distribute hay and animal feed to farmers raising animals in Sri Songkram (ศรีสงคราม) district of Nakorn Panom province as they are currently being afflicted by flood situations. The particular district is located in a valley like area and is surrounded by three major waterways which flow toward the Mekong River.

Heavy rains since early in the month have flooded areas used by farmers to allow their animals to graze. Over 8000 rai of animal raising land in 8 tambon have been affected. A total of 2,210 animals live in the areas comprising of 1,200 cows and 1,000 buffalo. The livestock department has contributed 40 tons of hay and dried grass to aid them at this time.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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