Kazakhstan's Aktobe region to receive 10B tenge for subsidies in agro-industrial complex

Business Materials 6 October 2018 14:00 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 6

By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:

As much as 10 billion tenge for subsidies in the agro-industrial complex are provided for the Aktobe region of Kazakhstan in 2018, head of the region’s Agriculture Department Kusayin Sarsembay told Kapital.kz.

"About 7 billion tenge are allocated from the local budget and about 3 billion tenge – from the republican budget. As much as 5.6 billion tenge are provided for subsidies in the field of animal husbandry, and 860 million tenge - in the field of crop production,” he noted.

Sarsembay also said that within the State Program of agro-industrial complex development, at least 800,000 heads of breeding stock of cattle will be brought to Aktobe region from abroad and about 16,000 farms will be created.

"As many as 5,770 heads of breeding cattle have already been brought to the region from North America and Russia. Most of them – 5,000 heads – are North American angus," said Sarsembay.

Moreover, It is planned to bring 15,000 heads of small cattle to Aktobe region by the end of this year. As many as 7,500 of them have already been brought by local farmers.

It is worth noting that the livestock in the region increases by 7-10 percent annually. As of January 1, 2018, there were 426,000 cattle in Aktobe region, and today there are 460,000. In addition, there are more than 46,000 pigs, 120,000 horses and over 107,000 camels in the region, according to Sarsembay.

Due to the increase in livestock, the volume of agricultural products of the region is also increasing. For 8 months of this year, Aktobe produced 82,000 tons of meat, 233,000 tons of milk and more than 152 million eggs. In the poultry industry, due to the re-equipment of production, volume of production has doubled.

During the same period, 742 tons of meat – beef, pork and lamb – and meat products were exported. Over 40 million eggs were exported to Russia and Afghanistan.

Aktobe region also succeeds in using digital technology in the agro-industrial complex. Irrigation of crops of the Ice, Milker, Aktep and Kumsay farms is carried out by sprinkling machines remotely via the internet, through a special application on smartphones.

Digital technology is also used in animal husbandry. In particular, special sensors are used to monitor the average daily weight of cattle on feedlots. The information is transmitted to a computer or smartphone. The Ice dairy farm controls the general condition of cattle, daily productivity and other parameters through using digital technology.

The official exchange rate on October 2 is 373.71 USD/KZT.