SOLIGORSK, 22 September (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko instructed to set up a breeding and genetic center in the country's poultry industry as he spoke at the plenary session of the nationwide seminar-conference held on 22 September to discuss the development of the country's cattle breeding industry.
The key task in poultry farming is to reduce the industry's dependence on imports, Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized. So far there has been no alternative to imported chickens for the production of hatching eggs.
“You have been telling me about these chickens and eggs for some 5-10 years. Can't we finally start producing them ourselves? We need to ensure our own breeding products. There is a need for a breeding and genetic center, similar to the one the cattle breeders have. You have six months to develop a business plan, and this project must be implemented next year,” the president gave instructions. “Let us raise these funds and build this center. After all, our poultry farms are not poor.”