Gross livestock production increased by 10.5% in the first half of 2019 - Ministry of Agriculture of RK
The development of the livestock industry was discussed at a Government meeting, chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan A. Mamin.
According to the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan S. Omarov, in the first half of 2019, gross livestock production increased by 10.5% compared with the same period last year from 962.2 billion tenge to 1063.5 billion tenge.
In recent years, there has been a positive increase in livestock production. Beef production amounted to 477 thousand tons, which provides 98% of domestic consumption. Lamb production amounted to 150 thousand tons, pork - 86 thousand tons. According to the results of 2018, beef export volumes amounted to 19.9 thousand tons, lamb - 3 thousand tons, pork - 400 tons.
“Over 5 years, with a constant increase in consumption, poultry meat production increased by 40% and amounted to 192 thousand tons. At that, the consumption of poultry meat is growing rapidly. The pace food eggs export is increasing: last year, 680 million eggs were exported”, - S. Omarov said.
Milk production volumes amounted to 5.7 million tons. The number of cattle grew to 7.2 million heads, sheep - to 18.7 million heads, horses - 2.6 million heads, poultry - 44.3 million heads.
According to the Minister, the positive dynamics remains in the growth of farm animals livestock and poultry.
Within the frame of the Agro-industrial Development State Programme for 2017-2021, the Ministry of Agriculture develops the long-term industrial programs for livestock development.
The long-term development program for beef cattle production provides for the creation of 80 thousand family farms in beef cattle and sheep breeding over 10 years. Such family farms will work in cooperation with feedlots and meat processing plants. The program is aimed at increasing the export potential of beef and lamb.
The long-term program of dairy farming is aimed at import substitution of dairy products. In general, due to an increase in the number of industrial and family-type dairy farms, it is planned to increase milk production by 1 million tons to reload processing capacities.
The poultry development program provides for the creation of new production facilities for import substitution of poultry meat. It is planned to increase the production of poultry meat by more than 3 times.
The program for the development of pig production is focused on the development of pork exports to the Chinese market. In general, it is planned to increase pork production by 2 times.
In accordance with the task set in the framework of the Plan of the Nation - “100 Steps” there is a work performed to attract strategic investors and multinational companies in the processing sector.
In turn, the Board Chairman of Kazagro holding Y. Karashukeyev noted that according to the results of 2018, the holding significantly increased the volume of financing in the agro-industrial complex up to 400 billion tenge, which, against the sharp drop in bank lending to the industry, allowed to maintain a steady growth in livestock and agriculture as a whole. In 2018, the holding allocated 114 billion tenge for lending to livestock farming, which is 30% of the total volume of loans issued. In the structure of live stock breeding, the loans for the meat sector were issued for 96 billion tenge, for dairy - for 18 billion tenge.
“In 2019, the holding plans to allocate about 134 billion tenge to live stock breeding, while 60% of the funding will be provided from own and attracted funds of the holding’s subsidiaries,” said Y. Karashukeyev.
Akim of the West Kazakhstan region G. Iskaliev, Kyzylordinskaya region - K. Iskakov, Deputy Akim of the North Kazakhstan region - M. Tasmaganbetov, Heads of agricultural enterprises - General Director of Empire Food Company A. Javidan, Vice President of Makinskaya Poultry Farm - R.Tokseitova, also addressed the issue.
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