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$6m loss

Torika Tokalau
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

THE government has recorded a loss of $6million to commercial livestock following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Evan last week.

Director for Animal Health and Production Tomasi Tunabuna confirmed the $6million loss was their finding following the preliminary assessment done after TC Evan.

"We have yet to receive reports on the losses recorded from subsistence and semi-subsistence livestock farming," he said.

However, they received good news and an early Christmas present yesterday when locally-based Tropical Farm Solutions handed over $5000 worth of livestock medical supplies to help with rehabilitation and relief.

"Government right now is focused on boosting productivity following what happened last week. We want to return everything to normal and livestock farming is a key area in this goal," Minister for Provincial Development and Disaster Management, Lieutenant Colonel Inia Seruiratu said.

"There is a lot of potential in livestock farming and government needs close association with relevant stakeholders in working together to progressing its intentions."

The medical supplies include iron injections for treatment of young animals, multi vitamin A, D and E to treat stress and Vitamin B injections to assist in developing healing and re-establishing immune system.

"Farmers right now will be worried about the complications of adjustment of feeds to their livestock. We have assisted the government with medical supplies that will help in this adjustment of feed conversion," Luke Larson, the director of Tropical Farm Solutions said.





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