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Uzbekistan, Ukraine to cooperate in cattle breeding

Feb 09, 2018 (TREND News Agency via COMTEX) --

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 9

By Nigar Guliyeva - Trend:

Uzbekistan and Ukraine plan to cooperate in breeding of pigs and cattle, Uzbek media reported.

In February, a delegation of the Ukrainian Stock Breeders Association led by its chairman Iryna Palamar will visit Uzbekistan.

The Ukrainian delegation will hold talks at the Agriculture and Water Resources Ministry of Uzbekistan with the participation of the leadership of the Nasle Hizmat Association of Livestock Breeding, the Governor of the Tashkent Region and heads of farms.

By autumn of 2017, Uzbekistan has signed eight import contracts worth 8.7 billion soums for the purchase of almost 3,500 goats from France, Germany, Russia and the Czech Republic.

In 2017, the output of livestock products increased in Uzbekistan by 4.2 percent in value terms and amounted to 21.1 trillion soums, including meat in live weight - by 5 percent to 2.3 million tons.

The number of cattle increased by 1.9 percent and exceeded 12.4 million cattle, including cows - by 4.8 percent to 4.4 million, sheep and goats - by 5 percent to 20.7 million and poultry - by 6.4 percent to 71.3 million.

(8,186.95 UZS= $1 on Feb. 8)

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