Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 3
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
Kazakhstan exported 7,700 tons of meat in the first quarter of 2019, Trend reports via Kazakh media.
"This year, from January 1 to March 31, 7,700 tons of meat was exported, including 4,400 tons of beef," Vice Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Gulmira Isaeva said at a press conference.
She also noted that last year Kazakhstan exported 33,000 tons of meat, including 19,900 tons of beef, to 11 countries. The leading exporters were the Turkistan (5,000 tons), Aktobe and Almaty (4,000 tons each) regions.
According to Isaeva, the Agriculture Ministry intends to increase the production of marbled meat in Kazakhstan.
"In accordance with the official strategy for the development of beef farming, it is planned to import one million cattle heads in the next 7 years, where one fifth will be highly productive breeding animals and purebred breeding animals," the vice minister said.
This year it is planned to import 70,000 cattle heads. Isayeva noted that meat of the highest quality will help strengthen the export potential of Kazakhstan.
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