In January – September 2020 the agricultural production in farms of all types (agricultural organisations, private farms and household plots) at current prices was BYN 16.7 billion, an increase of 4.9% at constant prices compared with January – September 2019. The agricultural production in agricultural organisations was BYN 14.1 billion, an increase of 7.8% 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 1399.8 thous. tonnes, an increase of 4.6% compared with January – September 2019; the milk production was at 5902.1 thous. tonnes (+5.2%).
The production (raising) of livestock and poultry (in live weight) by agricultural organisations was at 1348.3 thous. tonnes, an increase of 5.2% compared with January – September 2019. The milk production was at 5701.3 thous. tonnes (+5.8%).
As at 1st October 2020 the cattle population in agricultural organisations numbered 4.2 million heads, or 99.8% compared with the level of 1st October 2019, the number of cows being 1.4 million heads (+0.3%). The number of pigs totaled 2.6 million heads, +2.5% compared with the same date of the previous year.
The harvesting of grains and legumes (except maize) has been almost finalised in agricultural organisations of the country. As at 1st October 2020 the grain yield in initially recorded weight was 7.9 million tonnes, an increase of 21.7% compared with the same date of 2019; the average yield capacity made up 36.7 centners per hectare of harvested area compared with 31.1 centners in the previous year.
As at the beginning of October of the current year potatoes were harvested from 68.9% of harvest area. In total, 493.4 thous. tonnes of potatoes were lifted, the yield capacity made up 287 centners per hectare.
Sugar beets were gathered from 26.6% of harvest area. The gross harvest of sugar beets was 940.3 thous. tonnes with the yield capacity of 431 centners per hectare.
Vegetables were harvested from 59.4% of harvest area. The production of vegetables totaled 69.9 thous. tonnes with the yield capacity of vegetables 197 centners per hectare.
As at 1st October 2020, 1138.1 thous. hectares of winter grain crops for grain and green fodder were sown. The area under winter rape totaled 401 thous. hectares. Autumn ploughing was carried out on 45.3 thous. hectares. Fodder conservation is in progress. As at 1st October 2020, 11.2 million tonnes of feed units of fodder were procured in agricultural organisations, or 115.1% compared with 1st October 2019, of which 7.2 million tonnes of grass fodder were procured (112.5%). Thus, 25.9 centners of feed units of fodder were procured per livestock unit of public livestock, an increase of 15.6% compared with the same date of 2019, of which 22.8 centners of grass fodder were procured (+12.3%).
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