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Over 640,000 livestock dead due to flooding in B.C.

BY The Canadian Press, Dec 3, 2021 1:37 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

Agriculture Minister Lana Popham says 628,000 poultry, about 12,000 hogs and 420 dairy cattle died in the widespread flooding last month. (Photo - BC Transportation/Twitter)

Agriculture Minister Lana Popham says 628,000 poultry, about 12,000 hogs and 420 dairy cattle died in the widespread flooding last month.

In an update today, Popham says 110 beehives were also been submerged and recovery efforts to clean out barns continues to be ``extremely heartbreaking.''

More than 800 farms remain under evacuation orders and official believe the number of livestock killed in the floods will likely rise as residents and operators return.

Popham says she's working with the BC Agriculture Council to ensure farmers are supported and has also met with her federal counterpart to discuss a recovery package from Ottawa.

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