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03 April 2020, 15:36

Lukashenko calls to share best farming practices

SMOLEVICHI DISTRICT, 3 April (BelTA) – The national agricultural organizations that continue successful operation amid today's difficult conditions need to share their best practices, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said during his working visit to Smolevichi District on 3 April, BelTA has learned.

The head of state was briefed on the progress in the country's spring fieldwork, agricultural production in Minsk Oblast, particularly in Smolevichi District, and the development prospects of Servolux Group of Companies.

In January-February 2020, the agricultural output in Smolevichi District went 4.2% year-on-year in comparable prices. Livestock and poultry production increased by 3.2%, milk production - by 10.6%. The region goes second in Minsk Oblast in average milk yield (1291 kg) after Nesvizh.

The president was shown the Servolux facilities as a positive example of efficient operation of a private company in the agricultural sector of the country. Aleksandr Lukashenko got familiar with the modern cattle breeding technology at the commercial dairy farm Mgle of the Smolevichi Dairies branch of the Smolevichi Broiler. The technology includes three cowsheds with milking equipment. The facility was commissioned in 2016. The private investment exceeded $15.5 million. The facility is home to 1,200 head. The average milk yield is 1168 kg.

The head of state also visited Unimeat which makes part of Servolux Group of Companies. It is a large meat processing plant. The president was interested in how the company operates in such difficult economic conditions.

During the visit, the head of state was also briefed on the Antey Sad farm in Myadel District. The farm cultivates berries, vegetables, fruit, produces dried fruits and natural juices.

Food production is a promising area, Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “The best farming practices need to be shared across the country,” he added.

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