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Russia: Kuban will restore the pig population lost last year due to ASF

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Published Apr 21, 2024

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The Krasnodar Territory is on a mission to recover its pig population within three years following a significant loss of over 57,000 pigs due to African swine fever, with the total loss escalating to 80,000 amid a state of emergency. This setback resulted in a 12.5 percent reduction in pig numbers compared to 2022. Despite these challenges, the region reports a positive development in cattle numbers, reaching upwards of 563 thousand heads, alongside increases in the production of key livestock products. This progress is attributed to the enactment of a new law on livestock farming, supported by an allocation of over 2.3 billion rubles towards the development of livestock farming for the year, with all funds being fully utilized.
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The Krasnodar Territory intends to restore the livestock liquidated last year due to numerous outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) over the next three years. As Interfax-Russia reports, the head of the regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fyodor Derek, spoke about this at a session of the regional legislative assembly. He recalled that at that time, more than 57 thousand pigs died in the region’s pig farms, and after the introduction of a state of emergency due to illness, this figure increased to 80 thousand pigs. As a result, the livestock number decreased by 12.5 percent from the 2022 level. “But after all veterinary measures are carried out, this livestock will be restored within three years,” the minister said. At the same time, parliamentarians noted a positive trend in the number of cattle. At the beginning of this year, it amounted to over 563 thousand heads, which is 5.8 thousand more than the same period last year. The production of the main types of livestock products ...
Source: Rosng
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