2.1 million cattle died due to extreme cold in Mongolia

2.1 million cattle died due to extreme cold in Mongolia

News By Feb 27, 2024 No Comments

Temperatures sometimes reach minus 50 in Mongolia, Photo: File

Mongolia: Over 2.1 million animals have died so far this winter in Mongolia, which is prone to extreme cold and snowfall.

According to the World News Agency, severe cold in Mongolia from December to March is not a new thing, but a report of the United Nations has revealed that this year’s severity of cold and prolonged snowfall has caused more destruction.

Mongolia’s Ministry of Agriculture says 2.1 million animals, mostly sheep, goats, horses and cows, have died from disease, starvation and exhaustion in the extreme cold and snowfall.

This winter season will end at the end of March and till then the number of animals killed will increase. Temperatures in Mongolia sometimes reach minus 50.

In Mongolia, a disaster caused by extremely cold weather and bad weather is called “dzud”, which usually kills large numbers of livestock. 44 million cattle were killed in the last “dzud” too.

Mongolia has experienced six “dzud” in the past decade. This year, the severity of “dzud” has increased due to the summer drought in which the animals could not get enough food to store body fat to cope with the severe cold.

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