The prevailing heat is said to be drying up the few remaining watering holes in some parts of Matabeleland creating a chaotic desperate situation for livestock in these areas the Chronicle reports:
The Chronicle spoke to Mat North Provincial Agritex Officer Mr Dumisani Nyoniwho had said:
This extremely hot weather had detrimental effects for farmers and livestock such as chickens risk dying or not laying eggs. Pregnant livestock are at a risk of suffering abortions due to heat stress.
Dehydration will be high and it is particularly problematic because many areas were affected by veld fires meaning there is no shade and leaves from trees
This comes after the Met department warned that extremely high temperatures were expected in Gwanda, Hwange and Vic Falls Till the end of the month.
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