Livestock Development Continues
    According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Dagestan, since the beginning of this year the region has produced more than 120,000 tons of meat. 
    According to the Head of Cattle Breeding Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of Dagestan Yusuf Yusufov, the Republic has more than five million heads of sheep and goats, which is about 25 percent of the total livestock of this animal category in Russia and over one million heads of cattle. 
   To increase meat production the government of the Republic has put into operation the plant for slaughter and processing of mutton total capacity of which is about 30 tons per day, as well as for receiving and primary processing over 300,000 sheepskins a year.
In addition, to support the livestock industry in the Republic there is a program of compensation of part of the costs to livestock producers for the purchase of new equipment. 
   Thanks to these measures, the processing enterprises of the Republic have managed to significantly expand the range of products over the last few years, lots of sausage and meat products went under the brand "Halal". The products are delivered to trading networks not only in the Republic but also beyond it.


  The 18th Russian Agricultural Exhibition "Golden Autumn" was held in Moscow from the 5th to 8th of October in the All-Union Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy. Under a common information stand of the National Association of sheep breeders nineteen farms from twelve regions of Russia represented their livestock of sheep and goats. 

   The attention of experts and guests was focused on the sheep created in the type of meat merino which were demonstrated by Stavropol breeding plants "Manych", "Stud farm the Second five-year plan", "Path of Lenin", “Lenin”, "Motherland" and "Russia". This direction is the future of sheep breeding.

   This year the exhibition of sheep introduced a new, previously unseen breed at the "Golden Autumn" - Nubian goats and Katum sheep. 

   The exhibition held a round table conference "The priorities of development of domestic sheep and goat breeding, production of competitive goods on domestic and foreign markets" as well as a panel discussion "The priorities of livestock development and directions of state support for the coming period". The topical industry issues were considered there, experts and scientists exchanged their opinions. The event was attended by the Head of the Cattle breeding and Stud Work Department of Ministry of agriculture Kh. A. Amerkhanov.

    The exhibition of sheep and goat breeding was also visited by the first Deputy Minister of Agriculture D. Kh. Khatuov who expressed an informal attitude to problems and desires of sheep breeders and offered to continue the conversation on the most important topics. 

    Photos from the 18-th Russian Agricultural Exhibition "Golden Autumn" posted on our website in Gallery.

    On the 22nd of September, during the 2nd International Investment Forum "Agroyug 2016", held in Stavropol Region, the Head of the Cattle breeding and Stud Work Department of Ministry of agriculture Kh. A. Amerkhanov held a panel session on "Poultry and cattle breeding". The participants of the session discussed the status and development of cattle breeding in the North Caucasus Federal District.
    The Head of the Department said that the North Caucasian Federal district ranks No. 6 in the production of livestock and poultry for slaughter in the Russian Federation, No. 5 - in the production of milk, No. 1 - in the production of sheep and goats for slaughter in live weight and No. 1 – in the wool production.

    The production of livestock and poultry for slaughter in live weight has increased by 32.4%, reaching 914,4 thousand tons over the five years. 
   Kharon Amerkhanov noted that in recent years, thanks to the state support, Russian regions have the opportunity to achieve significant results in agricultural production. So, for example Stavropol Region ranks No. 1 in the production of livestock and poultry for slaughter in live weight, No. 2 - in the production of milk, No. 1 – in the egg production and No. 2 - in the production of wool – the 2nd place. 
   The heads and specialists of leading enterprises and organizations of the cattle breeding sub-sector, representatives of industry unions and associations, business, as well as leading experts of industrial research institutions took part in the session.

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