MINSK, 5 April (BelTA) – Belarus' Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo told BelTA about the country's production plans for milk and meat in 2023 as he commented on the president's annual Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly.
“Some 7.975 million tonnes of milk is to be produced in agricultural organizations in 2023, up by 4% over 2022. To achieve this, 75 dairy farms and complexes were commissioned after construction or upgrade in 2022,” Igor Brylo said.
According to the minister, nine investment projects to build and renovate dairy farms and complexes will be implemented this year in order to give a boost to the country's dairy cattle breeding industry. In addition to that, in line with the presidential decree, 60 projects to build and renovate dairy farms and complexes will be implemented in 2023-2024. More than that, the milk yield in agricultural organizations will rise to 5.65 tonnes, up by 125 kg over 2022.
“Some 640,500 tonnes of cattle will be produced in agricultural organizations, up by 4.2% over 2022. There are plans to increase the number of cattle for growing and fattening by 12,500 head by means of reducing the loss of livestock. The number of cattle is expected to grow by 17,500 head by the end of 2023 due to the projected increase in the number of cows,” Igor Brylo said.