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5 December 2018, 11:49

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LPR pig stocks increase by 16 percent year-on-year - Ministry

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LUGANSK, December 5 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Lugansk People’s Republic farmers increased pig stocks by 16 percent in 2018 year-on-year, and poultry and cattle stocks increased as well, the Republic’s Agriculture and Food Ministry reported.

“As of December 1, 2018, cattle stocks had increased by 6 percent, pig stocks by 16 percent and poultry stocks by 6 percent from the same period last year,” the report said.

Cattle reproduction indicators have improved since the beginning of this year:  calf crop rose by 8 percent from 2017, cow mating by 38 percent and pig mating by 16 percent, the Ministry said.

In January through November 2018, LPR agribusinesses increased meat production by 7 percent and egg production by 17 percent from 2017; the production of milk was kept at last year level.

Poultry farms, such as Agro-Yug and the Lugansk-based Avis were particularly efficient as they increased poultry and egg production, by 1.7 and 1.2 times respectively, the Agriculture Ministry said.

The Ministry earlier reported that the LPR’s poultry production had increased by 12 percent year-on-year and that Agro-Yug doubled its poultry production in 2018.

LuganskMediaCentre — 05 December — Lugansk