Heavy rain happened in Yogyakarta and its surrounding areas during these past few days. These gave impacts on the livestock. Therefore, Faculty of Animal Sciences UGM dispatched team consisting of lecturers and students to several locations which were affected by the floods.
Vice Dean of Research, Community Service, and Cooperation of Faculty of Animal Sciences UGM, Bambang Suwignyo, Ph.D., said his office dispatched students to Gari and Pacarejo Villages, Semanu Subdistrict. There are 4 chicken coops in Gari Village where 2 of them were affected by the floods and 5,500 chickens were washed away in the flood.
“Two chicken coops are full of mud while the other two are used to evacuate the survived chickens,” said Bambang on Sunday (3/12). According to Bambang, the condition of Pacarejo Village was worse than Gari Village. In Pacarejo Village, some livestock were not placed in a cage. In addition, there were broken goat pens and one chicken coop that had yet to be evacuated.
“The evacuation has not finished yet and will be continued today,” he added.
Based on the field monitoring and coordination with the local Agricultural Institution, there are some urgent needs, including disinfectants and sprays, tarpaulins, feed plant seedlings, masks, and feed. On Sunday (3/12), the team from UGM was divided into two sub-teams, the first team was placed in Wonolagi Village that was led by Prof. Kustantinah and the other one was placed in Pacarejo Village that was led by Bambang Suwignyo, Ph.D.