The number of agricultural enterprises engaged in the production of livestock products has been systematically reducing over the past three years.
At the beginning of 2018 the number of agricultural enterprises engaged in the production of livestock products was 5042. At the beginning of 2017 there were 5359 such enterprises. Although there were 5,960 agricultural enterprises engaged in the production of livestock products at the beginning of 2016.
Such data was received by the Ukrainian Stock Breeders Association from the State Statistics Service by the letter of May 3, 2018 No. 15.2-20/766 PI.
Compared to early 2017 the number of such enterprises as of the beginning of 2018 have decreased by 317 (-5.92%). In comparison with the beginning of 2016 at the beginning of 2017 - by 601 (-10.08%).
"We see that in the last three years in Ukraine, according to official statistics, there is a tendency of reducing the number of agricultural enterprises engaged in the production of animal products. Over two years we have lost 918 enterprises, which is 15.41%," Iryna Palamar, the head of the Ukrainian Stock Breeders Association commented. - Now we still cannot estimate the whole year by the number of enterprises engaged in the production of livestock products. However, this year the state provides subsidies for the construction and reconstruction of livestock farms and complexes, milking parlors, agricultural processing enterprises, so let's hope that the dynamics with the number of enterprises will be positive and start to increase."
Reference: The agricultural enterprise which is engaged in manufacture of cattle-breeding production is the agricultural enterprise carrying out activity on the maintenance and cultivation of agricultural animals and meets criteria: the basic activity by KVED concerns codes 01.1-01.6 section A – irrespective of quantity of available agricultural animals of any kind; the main type of activity according to KVED does not apply to codes 01.1-01.6 of section A – on condition that 5 heads of cattle are kept, or pigs, or sheep and goats, or from 3 horses, or from 200 poultry heads, or from 20 rabbit heads or from 20 heads of fur-bearing animals, or from 5 bee colonies.
An agricultural enterprise that holds 30 heads of cattle and/or 30 pigs and/or 30 heads of sheep and goats and/or 10 horses and/or 2,000 birds of all kinds (regardless of the main or a secondary activity), is considered a large and medium-sized agricultural enterprise that produces livestock products.
An agricultural enterprise that holds up to 30 heads of cattle and/or 30 pigs and/or 30 heads of sheep and goats and/or 10 horses and/or 2,000 birds of all kinds is considered a small agricultural enterprise that deals with production of livestock products.