In 2018 an unprecedented amount allocated by the Government to state support for livestock development in the amount of 4 billion UAH, designed to increase the productivity of dairy cattle, to increase the number of livestock and improve genetic potential, will increase the industry's output, the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy reported.
This was discussed during the first block of the agrarian forum in the agro-industrial exhibition "Agro-2018", on "Priorities of state financial support for the agro-industrial complex in 2018" with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Viktor Sheremeta.
The event was attended by the head of the subcommittee on economic and financial policy in the agro-industrial complex of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations, People's Deputy of Ukraine Leonid Kozachenko, President of the Association of Farmers and Private Landowners of Ukraine Mykola Strizhak, representatives of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and profile experts.
"In addition to the sixty million grains harvest that we have been seeing over the past few years, a 6-ton cow milk yield was almost unnoticed in Ukraine. Now for Ukraine this is a simple achievement, whereas in Soviet times a 3-ton yield was considered a record. However, we will not dwell on this, because it is planned that the livestock support program will operate for at least three to five years, which will facilitate such records in the future," Viktor Sheremeta said.
The Deputy Minister recalled that government programs to support livestock development are envisaged in 2018: partial compensation of the cost of built livestock complexes, compensation of 1500 UAH for the keeping of dairy cattle, compensation to citizens 2500 UAH for keeping cattle younger than 1 year, etc.
"It is not without reason that the motto of the current exhibition is "Farms are working - the peasants are getting richer". Agrarians, using successful experience, applying the latest technologies, develop their economies and increase their welfare, and the state to help them in this," Viktor Sheremeta said.