East Kazakhstan: Output of agricultural products increased by more than 2% in 2014

In the East Kazakhstan the volume of gross agricultural output in 2014 was 294 bln. tenge, which is higher than the 2013 level by 2.2%, said the head of the regional department of agriculture Dyusumbay Selikhanov.

“The volume index in agriculture amounted to 101.9%. According to the results of last year, the acreage increased by 16,700 hectares, the area of grain crops increased by 27 thousand hectares. In addition, water-resource-saving technology is introduced on the area of 438,000 hectares, which is 18% higher than in 2013”, he said.

Also, measures to increase the irrigated land and introduce advanced methods of irrigation are being continued. According to D. Selikhanov, irrigated area increased by 5 thousand ha and totaled 90 thousand ha. Waterproofing method irrigation area in 2014 amounted to 8,900 hectares, drop irrigation – 850 hectares, compared with 2013 the increase is of 14% and 6.2%, respectively.

We recall, as previously reported the IA “Kazakh-Zerno”, in 2014 with an average yield of 6.5 q / ha farmers in the region have threshed 412.3 thousand tons of grain.

However, as informed in the InfoCenter, performance in animal husbandry increased in the region. Meat production in 2014 compared with 2013 increased by 6.6%, milk by 2.4%, eggs by 7.4%.

“The increase in the number of cattle in the region was 2.3%, horses – 5.7%, poultry – 4.4%, the number of sheep and goats accounted for 99% of the 2013 level. It was purchased about 1696 cattle heads of imported dry stock, including at the expense of “NMH” KazAgro” JSC – 1026 heads. Through the “Sybaga” program across the region was purchased 5.3 thousand heads of cattle totaling 1 bln. tenge, or the plan is executed by 114%”, said the head of government.

It is worth recalling that in the EKR a lot of attention is paid to the development of dairy farms. In order to increase the production of milk and milk products on the initiative of regional akim in 2014 was launched a program to create and expand dairy farms and chain of milk reception centers.

As part of the development of dairy farms it is planned to construct and reconstruct 37 dairy farms with keeping of up to 12,800 heads of dairy cows across the region by the end of 2016.

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