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Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:03 - Updated Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:02

Cunene: Government strengthens mineral salt for transhumance cattle

Ondjiva - The government of the province of Cunene will reinforce, yet this month, the distribution of mineral salt for the nutrition of debilitated cattle in transhumance zones, due to the region's drought since October 2018, leaving one million cattle heads affected.

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Cunene: Cattle in transhumance eating hay


This was revealed Saturday by Cunene Deputy Governor of the Political, Social and Economic Sector, Soraya Mateus Kalongela, at the end of a visit to check the cattle in transhumance areas in the localities of Kapunda and Kamumbanga in the municipality of Cuvelai.

She explained that the cattle are weakened “not because of lack of pastures, but of vitamin, so it is necessary the urgent articulation of effort with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, for the acquisition of the mineral salt and consequent distribution to cattle in transhumance”.

“Pastures do not supply all the mineral needs of animals. It is important to supplement correctly, as mineralization of the herd ensures good meat and milk production and avoids falling productivity, ”she noted.

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