Life turns sour for buffalo curd farmers in the South

Life turns sour for buffalo curd farmers in the South

Written by Staff Writer

14 Jul, 2014 | 9:17 pm

Dairy farmers in the South, which is renowned for its buffalo curd, are currently struggling against the odds as they are faced with a drought.The drought has led to a shortage in grazing grounds and water for the cattle.

Dairy farming is the lifeblood of people in Sooriyawewa, Haye Kanuwa, Hathe Kanuwa and Gonnoruwa in Hambantota.

However, the dried up minor reservoirs and wilting grazing grounds have caused farmers to face major hardships.Dairy farmers also say that calves are very thin.

Farmers say there has also been a reduction in the milk produced by dairy cows. Dairy farmers say they have also lost out on the opportunity to earn an income by selling buffalo curd to pilgrims who pass this way en route to Kataragama.

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