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30 January 2020, 14:56

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LPR veterinaries identify 45,000 farm animals in 2019

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LUGANSK, January 30 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The Lugansk People’s Republic State Veterinary Medicine Service (GSVM) carried out the identification of nearly 45,000 farm animals last year.

“GSVM specialists in the Lugansk People's Republic identified 7,934 cattle including 2,021 cows, 2,021 goats and sheep and 34,380 pigs last year,” the GSVM reported.

In 2018, the Service identified 8,953 cattle, 1,454 goats and sheep and 27,019 pigs. Goat/sheep and pig livestock numbers, increased respectively, by 28 percent and 21 percent in 2019.

More than 27,000 farm animals were identified in the LPR in the period from July 2017 through January 2018.

Farm animal identification aims to monitor livestock numbers, control the safety and quality of meat products and protect the Republic’s territory from epizootic diseases.

 

LuganskMediaCentre — 30 January — Lugansk