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In the first three months of 2021, one million head of livestock died nationwide

In the first three months of 2021, one million head of livestock died nationwide

The National Statistical Office of Mongolia has introduced a semi-annual livestock sample survey.

In the first three months of 2021, one million head of livestock died nationwide, according to data on the number of large livestock deaths. This is an increase of 88% from the same period last year. This includes

Last year, grass yields were poor and summers were poor
Winter has been severe in some aimags
Heavy dust and snowstorms this spring have affected many provinces.

By type of livestock sheltered in the first quarter of 2021:

Goats – 578 thousand heads
Sheep – 348 thousand sheep,
Cattle – 75 thousand
Horses – 41 thousand
Camels – 6,000 heads have died nationwide.
In other words, goats accounted for 55.1% of total livestock losses and sheep for 33.2%. According to N.Ulziikhan, a senior statistician at the National Statistical Office of the National Statistical Office , Bayankhongor aimag has suffered the most in terms of deaths due to the loss of 434,000 head of livestock .

“Insurance helps prevent damage,” he said. Index-based livestock insurance protects herder households from significant losses. This insurance is different from regular insurance. In other words, if the percentage of livestock deaths in the soum exceeds the threshold during the insurance period, and not based on the actual damage to the insured, the insured is compensated based on the percentage above the threshold and the insurance value. Herders can get detailed information about insurance from their soum and local bank branches and the National Reinsurance Company.