Kazakhstan to up its gross agricultural output before year-end

Business Materials 3 June 2020 20:22 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan to up its gross agricultural output before year-end

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jun. 3

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Gross agricultural output will be increased to 2.6 trillion tenge ($6.4 billion) before the end of 2020, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Agriculture Saparkhan Omarov said, Trend reports with reference to the Central Communications Service under Kazakhstan’s President.

Omarov made the statement during a press briefing held on Jun. 3, 2020.

A positive trend in Kazakhstan’s livestock industry is observed since the beginning of 2020. Thus, cattle and small cattle livestock increased by 2.7 percent, horses by 11.5 percent, pigs by 2.5 percent, poultry birds by 1.6 percent.

This led to an increase in meat production by 5.8 percent, poultry meat by 15.8 percent, while there was a slight decrease in egg production - by 1 percent, due to lower demand at foreign markets.

“Thanks to state support, milk processing increased by 7 percent, meat processing by 8 percent. At the same time, the workload of dairy plants increased by 18 percent, of meat processing plants by 21.6 percent. This year, purchase of 178,000 heads of cattle and over 250,000 heads of small cattle is planned, as well as the projects for production of 46,000 tons of milk and 30,000 tons of poultry meat are planned for implementation,” he said.

Overall, due to an increase in livestock by 5 percent this year, meat production will go up from 1.9 to 2.1 million tons (by 7 percent); milk from 5.8 to 5.9 million tons (2 percent); and eggs from 5.5 to 5.6 billion pieces (1.6 percent).

Omarov added said that it is planned to purchase 100,000 heads of cattle and 300,000 heads of small cattle.

“In the meat processing sector, three modern meat processing plants with a total capacity of 45,000 tons will be commissioned this year. The loading of dairy farms will go up from 65 to 75 percent and meat processing enterprises from 48 to 55 percent. The gross livestock production will increase to 2.6 trillion tenge [$6.4 billion] as a result of the measures taken,” he said.


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