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Mawlamyine, December (21)

During the 22-month of the military coup, the livestock farming industries have suffered losses, and at least 70 percent of them have shut down, livestock farmers told Than Lwin Times.

Since the military takeover, the cost of transportation, general expenses, and the prices of inputs like animal feed and medicine have more than doubled, resulting in losses for the livestock sector.

Over 70% of activities in the state’s livestock business have ceased because of high production costs and losses at the moment, a livestock breeder said.

The domestic breeders are having a difficult time in the market due to the illegal entry of chicken meat and pork from Thailand, as well as losses in the livestock business caused by animal diseases and the mortality of pigs and chickens due to the change in season this year.

Due to the high expense of raising livestock, the operators are currently not expanding their activities much, and some have shifted their focus to other businesses.

With the unemployment rate of farm workers continuing to rise, some farm workers go to work in other countries to earn a living.

Chickens, ducks, pigs, and fish are the most common animals raised in Mon State’s livestock farming, while goats, cattle, and quail are raised as small businesses.

However, the livestock sector is struggling to survive while suffering from the effects of the military coup.

News-Than Lwin Times

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