Sverdlovsk Region Has Shrinking Cattle Count

19 October 2018 (15:17)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 19, 2018. There are now fewer head of cattle of all kinds at Sverdlovsk Region’s farms, Sverdlovskstat reports.

The pig count, for example, dropped by 4.8% in the first nine months of the year compared with one year earlier and is down to 115,000 pigs; that of poultry decreased by 3.5% and is down to 13,700 chickens and ducks; that of sheep and goats declined by 4.9% and is down to 65,800 head of cattle; that of cows dropped by 1.5%, or by 1,700 head.

Based on Sverdlovskstat’s statistical data, the decrease mostly has to do with agribusinesses’ shrinking counts. The local agricultural enterprises now have 190,100 head of bovine cattle, which is 4,600 head or 2.4% less than one year earlier, 311,500 pigs, which is 4.6% less than one year earlier, and 13.2m ducks and chickens (-4.3%).

Local farms now have only 4,000 pigs (-28.6%) and 5,000 goats/sheep (-30.6%). At the same time, their bovine cattle count is up by 14% and comes to 25,100 head.

Farm households also have 33.3% more poultry, that is, 400,000 chickens and ducks all in all.

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