MINSK, 4 July (BelTA) – Five oblasts of Belarus have finished the first grass cutting, the Agriculture and Food Ministry told BelTA.
As of 4 July farmers cut down grass on 83.6% of the targeted area in Vitebsk Oblast as part of the first grass cutting. Brest Oblast, Gomel Oblast, Grodno Oblast, Minsk Oblast, and Mogilev Oblast have already hit the first grass cutting target.
Grass was harvested from 1,288,500ha of land, 98.3% of the area where grass has been cut. Belarusian farmers made 393,200 tonnes of hay (41.2% of the target), 8.1977 million tonnes of haylage (61%), and 247,500 tonnes of silage (1.30%).
Plans have been made to make a total of 9.6 million tonnes of feed units out of grass this year. So far 26.7% of the targeted amount has been made. Belarusian farmers are supposed to stock up on nearly 19.8 million tonnes of silage, 13.2 million tonnes of haylage (including 1 million tonnes in polymeric packaging), and 955,200 tonnes of hay.