Rising prices hits Southern cattle, buffalo farmers

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Farmers in the Southern Province are facing numerous challenges as the price of feed and vitamins required by livestock has risen.  They also complain that they do not have enough grassland. According to farmers, cutting grass for feed is difficult due to the rise in gasoline prices and fuel scarcity.

Ranjith Anura, a buffalo farmer in Karanwila, Galle, said that the price of clay pots used to make curd has risen, and a clay pot to make a litre of curd now costs Rs 35.

The price of a regular clay pot has risen to Rs 22 while grass cutting costs around Rs 500.

By Kamal Wijehewa – Galle