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Snow covers 80 percent of Mongolian territory

-4.7 million livestock registered for 155 thousand households -

By E.DARI

The Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Light Industry of Mongolia has conducted a video conference with officials of the food and agricultural department and heads of office of 21 provinces regarding the winter preparation works and climate conditions in 21 aimags.
“The summer was great. The hay and feed for the cattle is prepared well as the summer was wet and rainy. However, this winter seems already to be harsh and the provinces might suffer from winter drought” informed the delegates of 21 aimags during the video conference.
This year there are 4.7 million livestock registered with 155 thousand households in Mongolia; and 4 million will spend the winter for pasturing in encampment.
95 percent of the total livestock fattened over the average this year because of the cooperative summer conditions. Also 90 percent of the total manufactured and hand harvested feed for livestock was prepared.
The state feed reserve for livestock is planned to be distributed to the herders starting from the New Year.
The weather condition in local areas is poor and 80 percent of the Mongolia’s territory is covered with snow. Pasture grass in 7 provinces couldn’t provide the feed for livestock because of the heavy snow. The weather will get colder staring from the mid of the December.
Moreover the official of the Public Relations for the Department of Traffic Police Administration reported that the local roads in the Baganuur area and roads from Arkhangai to Zavkhan and Zamiin-Uud routes are blocked for an unknown period due to harsh weather conditions.
He also warned drivers and passengers to follow road traffic safety rules and maintain technical upkeep during a trip to the countryside. He also stated that it is not a good idea for passengers and drivers to travel to the countryside if there is not a necessary reason. Roads in the countryside have been blocked due to sudden snow fall and difficult conditions.

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