Ukrainian Ag Sector Continues to Increase Performance26 July 2013
UKRAINE - In 2013, the Ukraine government will provide $650 million in support for the development of the livestock sector.
Thanks to grants and other forms of aid, Ukraine has been able to increase production of livestock and livestock products.
During the first half of 2013, agricultural production rose by 15.5 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Government subsidies for maintenance and rearing of young cattle at the beginning of the year have helped increase the number of cattle by 5.2 per cent. Beef production is therefore up by 1.4 per cent.
The state also allotted funds to dairy farmers to purchase milking machines. As a result, farmers are now able to significantly improve milk quality and increase prices.
Pork production increased by 7.1 per cent due to governmental aid.
The government said it is continuing to work on improving existing programmes to support individual farmers and to stimulate construction and reconstruction of large livestock farms.
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