SOLIGORSK, 22 September (BelTA) – Reserves of Belarusian agribusiness are concentrated in the processing of animal husbandry products. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during the nationwide seminar-conference on the development of the cattle breeding industry on 22 September, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “It is in the animal husbandry industry, to be exact, in processing that reserves of the Belarusian countryside are concentrated today.”
The workload of facilities that make meat and sausages was only about 70% in 2022. The workload of facilities that make whole-milk products was as low as 60%. “How many tonnes of milk, meat, and billions of rubles did we fail to get in the end?” the president wondered. “We are lucky that we have the processing industry. It means we can make as many products as we want thanks to land and we are ready to process them.”
Brest Oblast Governor Yuri Shuleiko noted that Brest Oblast enterprises are ready to process more products than they do now. Some of them are operating way below their capacity. For instance, they can process about 20% more milk and much more meat.