Ukrainian dairy farms are planning to commission 58 livestock facilities with a total capacity of more than 8,000 cows and over 22,000 head of cattle in 2020, Vice-President of the Association of Milk Producers Hanna Lavreniuk has said, referring to data from the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine.
Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

“This information is completely in line with the first results of a survey conducted by the Association of Milk Producers of Ukraine. Our experts have already interviewed almost 200 dairy farms about the results of their business activities in 2019 and plans for 2020. The survey is ongoing, but over 20% of the farms surveyed are planning to build new dairy farms or renovate the existing ones this year. More than 10% said that despite the high cost of milk and raw materials, they will continue to reduce livestock,” she said.

Lavreniuk said that more than 15% of the surveyed companies, on the contrary, plan to increase their livestock. Just as many farms, while not considering capital investment or expansion, will work to increase herd productivity and profitability of milk production. More than 10% of respondents are considering buying new equipment.

According to the association, cow numbers in Ukraine decreased by 6.4% in January 2020 year-on-year, to 1.79 million.

The delay in details being issued on the proposed dairy reduction scheme is “playing with the futures” of farm families, according to the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA).

You may be interested in

Deja una respuesta

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *

To comment or reply you must 



Registre una cuenta
Detalhes Da Conta
Fuerza de contraseña