MINSK, 22 July (BelTA) – Some 10,590,400 tonnes of haylage has been stockpiled in Belarus, the Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.
As of 22 July, Belarusian agricultural workers harvested hay on the area of 567,300 hectares (or 55.6% of the plan) as part of the second grass cutting, produced 545,800 tonnes of hay (57.1% of the target), 10,590,400 tonnes of haylage (78.9%) and 278,300 tonnes of silage (1.46%). All in all, 3,316,700 tonnes of grass feed (or 34.8% of the plan) has been produced.
Cereals and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat and millet) were harvested from 87,700 hectares, which is 4.1% of the designated area. Progress was at 10% (34,700ha) in Brest Oblast, 3.09% (10,700ha) in Gomel Oblast, 4.84% (14,800ha) in Grodno Oblast, and 5.17% (23,200ha) in Minsk Oblast.
A total of 394,400 tonnes of grain was threshed in Belarus, with the average yield at 45 centners per hectare. Winter barley was harvested from 52,600ha of land (88.3% of the targeted area), with 272,000 tonnes produced and the average yield at 51.2 centners per hectare. Winter rapeseed was gathered in from 8,120ha of land or 67.7% of the targeted area.