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Russia has seen growth in the number of sheep and goats

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XVIII All-Russian exhibition of breeding sheep’s and goats took place from May 16th to 20th in the Astrakhan Region.

In his report, the first deputy minister of agriculture Dzhambulat Hatuov said that over the past five years (from 2011th to 2016th), the production of lamb in farms of all categories increased by 11% and amounted to 209.7 thousand tons, while the wool production rose — by 4.8% up to 55.8 thousand tons. He noted the positive trends in the industry and added that as of April 1st , 2017th, the total herd of sheep and goats in Russia in farms of all categories amounted to 25.8 million heads, of which more than 1.5 million are in the Astrakhan region. The region also breeds the largest number of camels in the country there are more than 4 thousand heads.

Russia formed and developed the base of sheep and goat breeding, and created a highly productive livestock. The needs of agricultural producers in the high-quality domestic breeding of young sheep and goats are already provided at 100%. The state tribal register of breeding achievements includes 43 breeds and 21 types of sheep. «Breeding sheep and goats are among the difficult, labor-intensive and, at the same time, the most socially significant sub-sectors of livestock production, which ensures the preservation of the traditional way of life of many peoples of our country,» Hatuov said. «We are faced with the task of making products of Russian sheep and goat breeders, both in meat and wool, highly competitive not only in Russia but also in foreign markets.»

 

Source: Agroinvestor

2.06.2017