MINSK, 7 July (BelTA) – Some 9,300 hectares of winter barley was harvested in Belarus, or 15.8% of the land under barley, the Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.
Some 1,970 hectares of winter rapeseed was harvested (15.9% of the plan).
As of 7 July, agricultural workers cut down grass on 92.4% of grassland in Vitebsk Oblast as part of the first grass cutting. Brest Oblast, Gomel Oblast, Grodno Oblast, Minsk Oblast, and Mogilev Oblast have already hit the first grass cutting target. Grass was harvested from 1,311,200 hectares of land, 98.7% of the designated area.
Second grass cutting was performed on 44.3% of the designated area in Brest Oblast, 23.9% in Gomel Oblast, 15.1% in Grodno Oblast, 29.6% in Minsk Oblast and 15.3% in Mogilev Oblast.
Belarusian agricultural workers produced 445,500 tonnes of hay (46.7% of the target), 8,639,000 tonnes of haylage (64.3%), and 248,900 tonnes of silage (1.30%).
Plans have been made to make a total of 9.6 million tonnes of feed units out of grass this year. So far 28.3% 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.