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Vet says farmers must stock up on hay for dry season


LEANNE TASHER, [email protected]

Vet says farmers must stock up on hay for dry season

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LIVESTOCK FARMERS need to be better prepared for the dry season, and the Government can help, said local veterinarian Dr John Duckhouse.

He was reflecting on the challenges being faced by some farmers such as the scarcity in hay. He told the SUNDAY SUN that there needed to be a better system to ensure an adequate supply, especially since the well-being of grazing animals depended on it.

“There is no reason that farmers should be short of hay,” said the vet of over 40 years.

“We get [drier conditions] every year. It’s just like in Canada where there’s a winter so farmers have to prepare for it. Farmers [in Barbados] don’t prepare for it sufficiently. They must build a stock of grass to last them through the dry period.” (LT)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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