Ukraine has reduced the number of pigs and cattle
As of 01.12.18 the number of cattle in Ukraine, according to the state statistics service, decreased in comparison with the previous year by 4% to 3,653 million heads, in particular, the number of cows – by 3.2% to 1,999 million heads, sheep and goats – by 3.6% to 1,399 million head. The number of pigs decreased by 3.2% to 6,309 million head.
the Number of poultry on the specified date increased compared to the same period of 2017 4.1% to 222,636 million head. At the same time industrial enterprises increased the number of poultry 7.4% to 118.5 million head, while the private sector is just 0.6% to 104.2 million head.
Association of dairy producers said that the proposed agricultural policy system of subsidies for private households for crop farming cattle has not stopped the decline in the number of livestock, which for the year decreased by 153 thousand heads. For comparison, in the Dnipropetrovsk region the number of cattle is 145 thousand head, Volyn – 138 thousand, Kiev - 130 thousand, Kirovohrad – 98 thousand. the Greatest reduction in the number of cattle recorded in nikolayevshchina, where the number of cattle decreased by 32%, in households – 35.5%.
the Increase in the number of livestock occurred only in Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Transcarpathian and Lugansk regions.
Recently, the Department of agriculture, environment and natural resources Khmelnytskyi region, which occupies the third place in Ukraine by number of cattle, reported on the implementation of the programs of subsidies for cattle breeding. During the year, 9330 applicants received 18.2 million UAH in the form of grants for the cultivation of 16 thousand heads of young animals, which accounts for 9.6% of the total number of cattle, which hold the farms of the population at the Khmelnytsky – 166 thousand heads.