Agricultural production in January – October 2020

In January – October 2020 the agricultural production in farms of all types (agricultural organisations, private farms and household plots) at current prices was BYN 20.6 billion, an increase of 4.6% at constant prices compared with January – October 2019. The agricultural production in agricultural organisations was BYN 16.9 billion, an increase of 6.7% at constant prices compared with the same period of the previous year.

The production (raising) of livestock and poultry (in live weight) in farms of all types was recorded at 1554.8 thous. tonnes, an increase of 4% compared with January – October 2019; the milk production was at 6536.8 thous. tonnes (+5.2%).

The production (raising) of livestock and poultry (in live weight) by agricultural organisations was at 1496 thous. tonnes, an increase of 4.5% compared with January – October 2019. The milk production was at 6313.7 thous. tonnes (+5.8%).

As at 1st November 2020 the cattle population in agricultural organisations numbered 4,2 million heads, or 99.9% compared with the level of 1st November 2019, the number of cows being 1.4 million heads (+0.2%). The number of pigs totaled 2.6 million heads, +2.8% compared with the same date of the previous year.

In agricultural organisations in the current year the yield of grains and legumes (except maize) in initially recorded weight was 7.9 million tonnes (121.7% compared with 2019), with the average yield capacity of 36.7 centners per hectare of harvested area; the rape yield was 831.1 thous. tonnes (120.9%) with the average yield capacity of 23.9 centners.

698 thous. tonnes of potatoes were lifted, the yield capacity made up 280 centners per hectare.

As at the beginning of November of the current year vegetables were harvested from 93.1% of harvest area. The production of vegetables totaled 159.7 thous. tonnes with the yield capacity of 287 centners per hectare.

The maize was harvested from 60.6% of harvest area. The maize yield was 852.1 thous. tonnes, with the average yield capacity of 69.6 centners.

Sugar beets were gathered from 78.2% of harvest area. The gross harvest of sugar beets was 2.9 million tonnes with the yield capacity of 456 centners per hectare.

As at 1st November 2020, 1636.1 thous. hectares of winter grain crops for grain and green fodder were sown, an increase of 2.6% compared with the same date of the previous year. The area under winter rape totaled 401.5 thous. hectares (+5.6%). Autumn ploughing was carried out on 608.2 thous. hectares.

Fodder conservation is in progress. As at 1st November 2020, 13.8 million tonnes of feed units of fodder were procured in agricultural organisations, or 114.4% compared with 1st November 2019, of which 9.4 million tonnes of grass fodder were procured (113.4%). Thus, 32.4 centners of feed units of fodder were procured per livestock unit of public livestock, an increase of 17% compared with the same date of 2019, of which 29.8 centners of grass fodder were procured (+13.3%).

16.11.2020 17:00

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