Cyclone punctures Bangladesh poultry industry

30-11-2007 | |

It is reported that Bangladesh’s livestock sector has suffered losses of around 3 billion taka (€29 mln, US$43 mln) in the recent cyclone Sidr.

According to the Department of Livestock Services, over 2.2 million poultry were killed in 4 badly affected districts in the coastal area., and a  total of 27 million poultry were affected in the devastating cyclone in 12 southern and southwestern districts.
Additionally, it is also feared that a huge number of poultry are feared to have died due to various post-cyclone infectious diseases.
As part of long-term measures, the livestock department has said that it will develop infrastructure for poultry farms.
The fierce cyclone hit Bangladesh’s southern and southwestern coastal areas in mid-November, leaving over 3000 dead and millions affected in 30 out of the country’s 64 districts.
A preliminary estimate puts the total loss from the cyclone at €1.5 bln (US$2.31 bln), including rural infrastructure, schools, crops and livestock.