BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 20
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan has completely prohibited export of live cattle and small cattle of all age and gender groups, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Agriculture.
Kazakhstan has exported 156,000 heads of cattle in 2019 most of which accounted for Uzbekistan. During the same year 264,000 sheep were exported, the majority of which once again accounted for Uzbekistan.
“This export of livestock for processing and resale created the basis for speculative price increases for meat products. In addition, this led to a decrease of loading of Kazakh meat processing ventures and feedlots, which were loaded by less than a half of their actual capacities in 2019. The main reason for the load decrease was deficit of raw materials which was due to the high volume of livestock export,” the ministry said.
Due to the fact that the State Development program of agro-industrial complex till 2021 obliges the ministry to increase export volume of processed meat goods by 2.5 times, the ministry has to take measures against the current situation, the ministry said.
“Introduction of such measures will allow to increase the number of cattle animals in Kazakhstan in the near future, load local meat processing ventures with quality raw materials, as well as increase manufacturing and export of processed meat products,” the ministry said.
Agro-industrial complex of Kazakhstan plays a key role in country’s economy. Its development will balance sustainable development of the country, will increase labor productivity and will provide increase in living standard of the main part of population. State Development program of agro-industrial complex till 2021 is being implemented currently.
The program provides for implementation of 10 tasks, and ensuring the availability of sales markets and export development, and the development of rural areas are among it. Country's agro-industrial complex was set a goal to radically increase of labor productivity and growth of processed agricultural products exports at least 2.5 times. All this will provide key conditions for the development of the agro-industrial sector.
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