Lukashenko: iron and unconditional discipline will now be the motto in agro-industrial sector
From now on, the motto in the agro-industrial complex will be iron, unconditional discipline at every stage of the production process – as noted today by the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, during the nationwide seminar dedicated to the development of animal husbandry in the Republic of Belarus
The Head of State outlined in principle, “From now on, the motto in the agro-industrial sector will be iron and unconditional discipline in labour, finances and technology. If it’s necessary to sow before the 25th [date] this should be done obligatory!”
Aleksandr Lukashenko also set specific tasks, “I instruct the Government, together with the Agriculture and Food Ministry, chairs of regional executive committees, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus – under the strict control of law enforcement and regulatory authorities – to ensure strict compliance with the requirements of zootechnical and veterinary standards for keeping and feeding livestock and poultry... Loss of cattle must be prevented! Don’t be offended, this is the last conversation on this topic. Loss of cattle is unacceptable! Procurement of fodder should be organised to fully meet the needs of public livestock farming in compliance with technological requirements and industry regulations. The main thing is quality.”
Moreover, it was instructed to ensure an increase in the economic efficiency of animal husbandry based on selection and breeding work; to ensure the supply of livestock for processing in order to load the production capacity of meat processing plants with raw materials; to eliminate criminal schemes in the sale of livestock; to establish accounting order at farms, including primary records of livestock movements, and statistical reporting; to ensure staffing of agricultural organisations with veterinary specialists and workers; to strictly observe the internal labour regulations, labour discipline, and established requirements for production processes and product quality by employees of agricultural organisations.
“I have identified the problems. You know them better than me, you are closer to it. Take action! If someone is in the way, it’s very easy to reach me. The tasks have been set. I’m waiting for particular proposals on the livestock development strategy from the relevant Deputy PM, Agriculture and Food Minister (we have a new minister, he needs to make proposals, there is no need to be afraid). The positive experience of heads of advanced farms, which can be extended to the entire region or republic, exists and is welcomed,” the President addressed the participants of the seminar.