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30 June 2022, 10:13

Belarus harvests 300,000t of hay

An archive photo
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MINSK, 30 June (BelTA) – Some 300,000 tonnes of haylage has been stockpiled in Belarus, the Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.

As of 30 June, Vitebsk Oblast agricultural workers cut down first grass on 72.6% of the targeted area. Progress was at 99.8% in Grodno Oblast. Mogilev Oblast, Brest Oblast, Minsk Oblast and Gomel Oblast fulfilled the first cutting target.

Grass was gathered from 1,227,600ha of land, 92.3% of the area where grass was cut. Belarusian farmers produced 300,000 tonnes of hay (31.4% of the target), 7,499,200 tonnes of haylage (55.8%), and 245,500 tonnes of silage (1.29%).

Plans have been made to make a total of 9.6 million tonnes of feed units out of grass this year. So far 24.1% of the targeted amount has been made. Belarusian farmers are supposed to stock up on nearly 19.8 million tonnes of silage, 13.2 million tonnes of haylage (including 1 million tonnes in polymeric packaging), and 955,200 tonnes of hay.

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