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Royal oxen predict plentiful food, water

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At the Royal Ploughing Ceremony at Sanam Luang ground in Bangkok on Friday morning, the sacred oxen chose water and grass from the proffered platter, which was interpreted as a forecast there will be abundant water and food this year. 

The Lord of the Plough picked out a piece of cloth measuring six palms, which indicates insufficient water. Low-lying paddy fields will give good yields, but those on higher ground will be damaged, according to the ceremonial prediction.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the annual ceremony that marks the beginning of the rice cultivation season.

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