Kazakhstan exports 10,500 tons of beef
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 11
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
As much as 10,500 tons of beef has been exported from Kazakhstan since the beginning of the year, Kazakh Agriculture Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
The state agency noted that purchase of 46,500 heads of breeding cattle was financed since the beginning of 2018 and over 42,000 bull-calves were sent to feedlots.
"More than 1,000 bull-calves were shipped to Uzbekistan from the modern feedlot of Zhake farm, where more than 3,000 heads are fed at a time," the ministry noted.
Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Umirzak Shukeyev got acquainted with the work of the feedlot during his trip to the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan.
He also visited the Agrofirma Kurma LLP poultry farm in the region. The enterprise annually produces and sells 260 million eggs to the regional markets. This year Agrofirma Kurma installed a Swiss energy-saving equipment that recycles biowaste.
Moreover, Shukeyev visited the Eurasian Foods company, which produces margarine, fats and butter. The enterprise annually supplies the food market with more than 54,000 tons of goods. Eurasian Foods’ products are exported to Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
The development of beef cattle farming, export growth and increase in labor productivity in the agro-industrial sector are the priority areas identified by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
At the beginning of the year, he set the task to increase labor productivity in agriculture and export of processed agricultural products by at least 2.5 times. This year it is planned to supply 15,000 tons of the products to foreign markets.