Creation of hundreds of dairy farms funded in Kazakhstan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb.21
By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:
Purchase of 82,100 cattle breeding stock and 374,400 ewes was funded in Kazakhstan in 2019, Kazakhstan’s First Vice Minister of Agriculture Aidarbek Saparov said, Trend reports with reference to the ministry.
The funding was implemented within the framework of the State Development program of agro-industrial complex till 2021.
As a result of the funding, 840 new animal husbandry farms were created, which is 38 percent more than in 2018, and 1,057 new farms were established in sheep breeding, which is 2.2 times more than in 2018.
The program for development of dairy farming is also being implemented in the country with an idea of import substitution. Thus, creation of 30 milk farms with 7,500 animals was funded in 2019.
“In order to reach program’s target indicators creation of 25 industrial milk farms and 30 family milk farms the capacity of which will be n less than 15,000 cash herd animals is required in 2020,” the first vice minister said.
He also added that measures for further meat production increase are being taken for future import subsititution.
“Share of poultry meat import amounted to 45.3 percent in 2019 compared to 49 percent in 2018. Import share decrease is first of all linked to the launch of Phase 1 of the project for poultry meat production in country’s Akmola region and implementation of the project for expansion of the existing poultry farm in Zhambyl region,” Saparov said.
Talking pork production, Saparov said that four projects the annual capacity of which is 19,900 tons of port were implemented in 2019. This year construction of another pork producing complex is underway.
The volume of meat and milk processing increased by 8.1 percent and 1.4 percent respectively in 2019. Meat and dairy products production amounted to 563.5 billion tenge ($1.4 billion) in 2019 compared to 505.3 billion tenge ($1.3 billion) in 2018.
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