Argentina Lost 12% of National Sheep Flock to Patagonia Drought

29 Sep 2016 by Local Press Report

North Patagonia in Argentina is suffering the worst drought in 17 years which has meant the loss of 1.8 million sheep, since 2007, and so far this year rainfall has been 45% below the historic average. A report from the University of Buenos Aires Agronomy School points out that “This climatic situation is of an exceptional magnitude”. With a poor spring forage resources for the next winter will be insufficient, and thus the report intends to warn farmers to prepare for a significant contraction in feeding resources during the next twelve months.

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