The president of the Regional Livestock Union of Yucatán (UGRY), Róger Díaz Mendoza reported that the cold front brought with it a good flow of rain in the State, there were even some municipalities where very intense rainfall had not fallen for some time, that will help so that the grasslands grow, which is the food for the livestock.
He said that with this very intense north that left good rains throughout the State, it will allow a growth of grasslands for cattle feed; In any case, small ranchers feed their animals with balanced food when there is no grass for the herd to eat.
He also specified that just as the rains help the grasslands to grow, the low temperatures are very intense, they can burn the grass, leaving the cattle without food sustenance, especially in the interior of the State where the temperatures are lower and the cold is much more intense than in the city of Mérida because the towns are surrounded by mountains and hills.
Díaz Mendoza clarified that small livestock farmers are supported with balanced foods, forage foods, dry and cut grass, with mellinase, chicken manure, and chicken manure to care for the livestock during this dry season in the fall and next winter.
Finally, the president of the UGRY explained that this year, the drought was so intense that some small ranchers had to sell their cattle to avoid slaughtering them, the drought had not hit so hard in the State for years, they hope that by 2024 there will be more rain, less heat so that the grasslands can grow and the entire agricultural sector can also benefit.