MINSK, 24 June (BelTA) – Belarusian agricultural workers have harvested nearly 80% of grasslands as part of the first cutting, the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.
As of 24 June, Vitebsk Oblast agricultural workers cut down grass on 53.7% of the targeted area. Progress was at 89.7% in Grodno Oblast, 96.8% in Minsk Oblast and 85.5% in Mogilev Oblast. Brest Oblast and Gomel Oblast fulfilled the first cutting target.
Grass was gathered from 1,039,500ha of land, 78.2% of the area where grass was cut. Belarusian farmers produced 153,500 tonnes of hay (16.1% of the target), 6,213,200 tonnes of haylage (64.3%), and 238,200 tonnes of silage (1.25%).
Plans have been made to make a total of 9.6 million tonnes of feed units out of grass this year. So far 12.1% 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.