SOLIGORSK, 22 September (BelTA) - Cattle-breeding facilities in Belarus need to be further upgraded and up to ten commercial dairy complexes should be built or reconstructed in each region in the coming years, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said 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 head of state stressed that huge investments have been injected in the modernization of the industry. Half of all commercial dairy farms (1,600) are equipped with the most advanced technologies, account for more than 65% of the country's milking herd and more than 70% of milk output in Belarus.
“We will continue modernizing cattle-breeding facilities in the country. The relevant decree has been adopted to build (reconstruct) 10 dairy complexes in each region in 2023-2024,” the head of state said.
According to him, it is necessary to move towards a complete transition from farms to modern dairy complexes. “We do not need farms. We need dairy complexes that ensure the best dairy farm solutions for high-quality milk production,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
Addressing the governors, the president emphasized: “From today on we will consider these new dairy farms to be your personal investment projects. We will see the returns.”