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22 June 2022, 14:26

Belarusian farmers gather in grass from 977,700ha of land

MINSK, 22 June (BelTA) – Belarusian farmers have gathered in grass from 977,700ha of land, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.

As of 22 June as part of the first cutting farmers cut down grass on 47.7% of the targeted area in Vitebsk Oblast, 97.2% in Gomel Oblast, 84% in Grodno Oblast, 92.3% in Minsk Oblast, and 81.1% in Mogilev Oblast. Brest Oblast farmers have hit the first grass cutting target already.

Grass was harvested from 977,700ha of land, 73.5% of the area where grass has been cut. Belarusian farmers made 141,600 tonnes of hay (14.8% of the target), 5.790 million tonnes of haylage (43.1%), and 232,900 tonnes of silage (1.22%).

Plans have been made to make a total of 9.6 million tonnes of feed units out of grass this year. So far 18.2% 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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