RURAL livestock farmers watched helplessly as their animals died en mass during last year’s drought. However, there is abundant grazing everywhere this year, which is more than enough for the few livestock that survived the drought.
Northern livestock farmers lost cattle, goats and donkeys due to poor grazing.
“We practically lost all our livestock due to poor grazing last year, but this year there is excellent grazing that is the envy of every livestock farmer,” said veteran livestock farmer Tate Kasheshe Kanepolo.
He said that the mass starvation of his cattle last year stressed him to the limit, causing him a poor health condition that lasts to this day.
“Now we have grazing, but no livestock,” he said.