Kazakhstan steadily increases domestic production
According to the Ministry of Agriculture in Kazakhstan, poultry production will reach one hundred thousand tonnes in 2011.
In recent years, poultry production increased significantly in Kazakstan. "Our poultry industry is extremely thriving, says Eugene Aman, executive secretary of the Agriculture Ministry. So, four years ago, with 160 thousand tonnes of consumption,domestic production was only 40 thousand tonnes. In 2009, production volume reached 77 tonnes. So either in this year, or in the next year we definitely will come to 100 thousand tonnes produced in Kazakhstan".
In 2010, Kazakhstan imported 109 thousand tons of poultry meat, 92% of which were so-called "Bush legs". According to Aman, Kazakhstan plans to reduce the amount of imported poultry meat every year. "Over the past few years a number of modern farm projects were started, and for the next 5 years, 6 more modern facilities will be built in the country. Over the next 5 years, about 75-80% of domestic consumption of poultry meat we are going to ensure by our own production", Aman said.
Kazakhstan is currently ranked third among the CIS countries for the production of poultry meat, and authorities plan to use government subsidies to help the poultry industry to remain in the numbr of leaders in the nearest future. "Targeted transfers from the central budget to subsidize the increase in productivity and quality of livestock products in the last years significantly increased. If last year they total volume was about 7.2 billion tenge (US$ 49 mln.), the volume of the current subsidies are expected to almost 2 times higher", said Ruslan Sharipov, president of the Union of Poultry Farmers of Kazakhstan.
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