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Mongolia launches campaign to disinfect livestock


Oyundelger 2018-08-07 05:08

Mongolia has launched a campaign to disinfect all livestock to prevent animal diseases, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Batzorig Batjargal.

Mongolia has launched a campaign to disinfect all livestock to prevent animal diseases, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Batzorig Batjargal. "Today, the national campaign began from the) eastern provinces, namely Dornod, Sukhbaatar and Khentii. We hope that this campaign will improve the productivity of livestock." the minister said at a press conference. Accordingly, nearly 70 percent of Mongolia's livestock have skin diseases. Mongolia is one of the last nomadic countries in the world. As of 2017, its livestock population was 66.2 million. Animal husbandry is the backbone of the national economy with nearly 40 percent of the nomadic population depending on animal husbandry for their livelihood.

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