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28 June 2022, 12:45

First grass cutting in Belarus nearing completion

MINSK, 28 June (BelTA) – Belarusian farmers have gathered in grass from over 90% of the targeted area, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.

As of 28 June as part of the first cutting farmers cut down grass on 66.5% of the targeted area in Vitebsk Oblast, 97.7% in Grodno Oblast, and 96.9% in Mogilev Oblast. Brest Oblast, Gomel Oblast, and Minsk Oblast have already hit the first grass cutting target.

Grass was harvested from 1,178,700ha of land, 93.5% of the area where grass has been cut. Annual grass was harvested from 19,400ha or 5.16% of the target area. Belarusian farmers made 243,700 tonnes of hay (25.5% of the target), 7.1069 million tonnes of haylage (52.9%), and 241,700 tonnes of silage (1.27%).

Plans have been made to make a total of 9.6 million tonnes of feed units out of grass this year. So far 22.7% 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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