MINSK, 29 June (BelTA) – More than 7 million tonnes of haylage has been stockpiled in Belarus, the Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.
As of 29 June, Vitebsk Oblast agricultural workers cut down first grass on 69.6% of the targeted area. Progress was at 98.7% in Grodno Oblast and 98.6% in Mogilev Oblast. Brest Oblast, Minsk Oblast and Gomel Oblast fulfilled the first cutting target.
Grass was gathered from 1,208,400ha of land, 94.9% of the area where grass was cut. Belarusian farmers produced 275,700 tonnes of hay (28.9% of the target), 7,304,300 tonnes of haylage (54.4%), and 243,200 tonnes of silage (1.27%).
Plans have been made to make a total of 9.6 million tonnes of feed units out of grass this year. So far 23.4% 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.