SOLIGORSK, 22 September (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is taking part in a plenary session of the nationwide seminar-conference on the country's cattle breeding industry in Soligorsk, BelTA has learned.
Upon his arrival in Soligorsk, the head of state showed immediate interest in the progress made in winter barley and rapeseed sowing works in Minsk Oblast. From the helicopter, Aleksandr Lukashenko used his helicopter trip to the region to assess the progress of work from above, and he had a few questions for the region's leadership. “You will remove corn by the time it is already the end of October. What winter crops will you be able to sow then?” he asked Minsk Oblast Governor Aleksandr Turchin. “I have not counted, and maybe I am wrong, but the impression is that you do not have even a half of your areas ready for winter sowing.”
The president instructed Deputy Prime Minister Leonid Zayats to take these issues in Minsk Oblast under special control.
The participants of the plenary session are set to take stock of the progress made and discuss strategies for the development of livestock breeding sectors, their scientific support. Special attention will be paid to livestock breeding at the country's regional level, its prospects on the example of certain enterprises.
A two-day onsite nationwide seminar-conference “On the development of livestock breeding in the Republic of Belarus” kicked off in Minsk Oblast on 21 September. The event has gathered about 300 specialists, including chairpersons of the district executive committees and heads of large agricultural enterprises, scientists.
On the first day of the seminar-conference the delegations visited the advanced agricultural enterprises of Minsk Oblast. In Novopoleski-Agro affiliated with Belaruskali Agro the participants of the seminar got familiar with a new dairy complex for 2,400 heads. In Kozlovichi-Agro they studied the performance of the Lesuny dairy complex. They were also shown technologies of heifer breeding in Rechen of Belaruskali Agro, as well as the technological processes of milk production and the progress in the construction of a new complex in Krasnodvortsy.