Posted: 22.09.2023 17:22:00

Deputy PM: by 2030, Belarus plans to produce 10.5 million tonnes of milk

By 2030, Belarus plans to reach an annual production of 10.5 million tonnes of milk – as stated today by Deputy Prime Minister Leonid Zayats at the plenary session of the nationwide seminar dedicated to the development of animal husbandry in the country, which took place in Soligorsk with the participation of the Head of State


The Deputy PM underlined, “Belarus’ agriculture is one of the most dynamically developing industries among the CIS. Our country is a leader in the production of many types of agricultural products, including livestock. In the structure of agricultural production, animal husbandry accounts for more than 52 percent. In 2022, Br16bn of products were manufactured.”

According to Leonid Zayats, in recent years there has been a steady increase in milk production. In eight months of 2023, almost 5.5 million tonnes were produced with a growth rate of 106 percent. By the end of the year, about 8 million tonnes are expected. The prospect for the development of dairy cattle breeding until 2030 defines milk production in the amount of 10.5 million tonnes with a dairy herd productivity of 7,500kg per cow.”

According to the Deputy PM, the solution to this problem will be facilitated by increasing the volume of fodder procurement and improving its quality, as well as maintaining strict technological discipline, constructing new and reconstructing existing facilities.

Leonid Zayats also said that as part of the implementation of the Doctrine of National Food Security of the Republic of Belarus, until 2030, it is planned to ensure the production of livestock and poultry meat in the amount of 2.1 million tonnes.

“Today there are 104 pig-breeding complexes in the country, which house 2.2 million pigs. It is planned to build 14 new pig-breeding farms and reconstruct existing facilities, enabling to ensure the production of about 500,000 tonnes of pork in 2025, which will fully satisfy the country’s needs for domestic pork,” the Deputy Prime Minister emphasised.