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21 April 2023, 17:01

Milk production in Belarus up 5% in Q1 2023

MINSK, 21 April (BelTA) - Milk production in Belarus increased by 5% in the first quarter of 2023, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Leonid Zayats told the media on 21 April, BelTA has learned.

According to the deputy prime minister, Belarus is now able to export 40% of its meat products and 60% of dairy products.

“The yield of 2022 had a positive impact on the production of livestock products. Thus, in Q1 2023, milk production increased by 5%, which is 79,000 tonnes. In addition, the production of poultry, pork and livestock by 16,000 tonnes from 2022,” Leonid Zayats said.

He also added that this year the number of cattle was increased by 10,000 head, the number of pigs - by 13,000 head, and poultry – 954,000 head.

Storage conditions were improved as well.

“The improving situation with livestock contributes to the economic component of the agro-industrial complex. This it turn leads to better material support for our agricultural workers. Thus, salaries in the sector increased by 25% last year, and by 23% in January-February 2023 against the same level of 2022,” the Belarusian deputy prime minister said.

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