Tereora (Front) Ngamata at his farm in Matavera. 22112305 / Losirene Lacanivalu
Livestock owners on Rarotonga and the Pa Enua are being urged to look after their animals during this dry spell.
Ministry of Agriculture secretary Temarama Anguna-Kamana reminded livestock owners the need to provide water daily to their animals
said the farmers needed to be mindful of the hot and dry conditions the country
is currently experiencing.
said cattle especially need at least 20 litres of water daily to avoid
consider the welfare of your animals and provide water daily and shade during
are extending this notice to the Pa Enua livestock owners also,” she added.
farmer, Tereora Ngamata says he monitors his pig’s water container on a daily
basis and ensures it has sufficient water supply during this time.
said farmers needed to look after their livestock during this dry spell, make
sure they have enough water and be kept under a shade, away from the sun.
said farmers also needed to look after their crops and vegetables but at the
same time “conserve water”.