Cattle market base swept away by floods

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Flood in various parts of south Punjab has washed away seven cattle markets besides impacting adversely business in major sale points, including Lahore’s Shahpur Kanjran that receive a large number of animals from Sindh and Balochistan the most flood-affected provinces.

The impact of floods on Punjab cattle markets is unprecedented, as the animal trade in major markets, which was already disturbed due to Lumpy Skin Decease (LSD), has further reduced to a minimum level and is also expected to go down in coming months due to causalities of hundreds of thousands of cows, calves, buffaloes, goats and camels in south Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.

“The floods hit Dera Ghazi Khan last month and washed away seven of the total 22 cattle markets in this division. These markets are still inundated and no trade is possible till receding of water and rebuilding of infrastructure,” says Local Government and Community Development Department Director General Ms Kausar Khan.

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