Kazakhstan to increase the number of livestock and its productivity

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — Today in Kazakhstan, there are a little more than 7.1 million heads of cattle, including cattle of milk productivity — 4.7 million heads and of meat productivity — 2.3 million heads. The annual increase in the domestic cattle stock is 5%. The country has 113 feedlots for 279 thousand cattle places of one-time feeding. This was said at a meeting on the development of beef cattle breeding held at the Ministry of Agriculture on December 25 and chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, his press service reported.

Particular attention is paid to feed production, whose share in the structure of the cost of livestock production is 70%. It is planned to increase the area under fodder crops from 3.3 million hectares this year to 4 million hectares by 2021.

The meeting participants discussed measures to increase the number of livestock, its productivity, ensure the loading of feedlots, as well as the involvement of farms engaged in crop production in the livestock sector.

The prime minister instructed the authorized state bodies, as well as the regional akimats (administrations), together with representatives of the agricultural business to elaborate the optimal mechanisms for implementing the task of developing meat farming in Kazakhstan.

Akimats of the regions were instructed to take measures to diversify agriculture by involving large grain-sowing farms and pasture owners in the livestock sector.


Times of Central Asia