The Course Of The Wintering
   The wintering of cattle continues in the Republic of Kalmykia. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Kalmykia, at the beginning of December the number of livestock in agricultural enterprises amounted to 63,7 thousand cattle, 474,1 thousand sheep, 8,8 thousand horses and 826 camels. The livestock was placed at 978 pre-fixed and cleaned livestock stations. The need in forages for wintering is 138 thousand tons. 
   Overall, the wintering of cattle in agricultural enterprises is in normal mode, the feed consumption is minimal. Animals are in middle and upper middle fatness. The headquarters of cattle wintering monitors weekly the process.
Wool-scouring plant
    According to the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Dagestan, 
    agricultural consumer co-operative "Mayak" has started accepting wool from sheep farms for its further scouring.
   A one-storey building of more than 6 thousand square meters was prepared for this purpose. It has expensive import wool-washing equipment, a large reservoir for water storage, transformers, gas, a boiler room, etc. Also there are rest rooms, a washroom, a kitchen and other utility rooms for the workers.
    Reportedly, about fifty specialists will be constantly employed in the enterprise. The plant has already accepted more than 1000 tons of fine and semi-fine wool for 100 rubles and above per 1 kg this year. 
    The wool-washing equipment has not been completely maintained in "Mayak" so other plants also take some wool for scouring. It is planned to upgrade the equipment and purchase Italian spinning machines operating on a program basis. The plant's management notes that state support would speed up this process.

Two pieces of good news for farmers of Tyva

   In Moscow on December 2, there was held a meeting of the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Alexander Tkachev,  and the head of the Republic of Tyva, Sholban Kara-oul. The sides discussed the development of animal breeding in the Republic, availability of coarse and succulent fodder, the state support of the industry, and also paid special attention to support of small farms and development of rural areas. 

During the meeting, Sholban Kara-oul said that farming is the leading direction of development of agriculture in the region. Alexander Tkachev supported the development of the industry in the Republic and noted the positive dynamics and timely pace of the state support funding to agricultural producers. 



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