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Acting agrarian policy and food minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk has declared that today we can talk about the first results of the farmers’ work and voiced the figures of the industry for 11 months of 2012, he told a briefing after the government’s meeting, ForUm correspondent reports.
According to him, the milk production of all categories of households increased by 283.5 thousand tons or by 2.7% and amounted to 10.7 million tons. In this case, there was an increase in the milk production.
Prysiazhniuk said that Ukraine managed to stop a reduction in the number of cattle stock, and it will be increased the next year.
The minister said that as of December 1 of 2012, all types of farms included almost five million cattle stocks, which is by 1.3% more than last year.
As for pigs, Ukraine has more than eight million, which is by 2.7% more than last year.
These results were achieved due to the introduction of a number of programs to support livestock. He states that in 2013, these programs will operate as well.