200,000 livestock died due to cold: Ministry

KABUL (TOLOnews): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said that over 200,000 livestock have died due to cold weather over the past two weeks.
According to the ministry, many of the animals that died were in the northern provinces of Balkh, Jawzjan and Panjshir.
“260,000 livestock have been wasted in 20 provinces of Afghanistan. 129,000 livestock are goats and sheep,” said Mubahuddin Mustaeen, a spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock.
This comes as some farmers said that the cold weather and lack of grass has caused death among their livestock.
They called on the Islamic Emirate to provide them with assistance in this regard. “We had 60 sheep and we lost 30 of them due to cold and lack of grass,” said Mohammad Naeem, a farmer.
“We lost 60 livestock due to cold weather in winter because we didn’t have food materials and proper conditions,” said Mohammad Sharif, a farmer.
“I had around 60 livestock and 20 of them died due to lack of fodder and the cold,” said Abdul Ghani, a farmer.