MINSK, 21 December (BelTA) – Belarus is set to increase milk production to 9.2 million tonnes in farms of all categories by 2025, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Leonid Zayats said at a joint sitting of the two chambers of the Belarusian parliament on 21 December, BelTA has learned.
"By 2025 we seek to ramp up the production of milk to 9.2 million tonnes, that of livestock and poultry to 2.05 million tonnes," Leonid Zayats said.
According to him, the main reserve of growth in the animal husbandry is purposeful work on the qualitative improvement of the feed base, which allows maximizing the genetic potential of farm animals and poultry. "Efforts in this regard should be mainly concentrated on crop production and further upgrade of production capacities, construction and modernization of livestock facilities," the deputy prime minister said.
"Thanks to the modernization of the dairy industry, 1,600 dairy farms have been infused with advanced technologies. They account for 65% of the dairy herd and about 70% of milk," Leonid Zayats added.