April 23, 2012

 

Ukraine's cattle decrease as poultry grows
 

 

Ukraine's cattle, as of April 1, 2012, stands at 4.99 million, which was 0.3% lower on-year, according to the State Statistics Service, while poultry numbers were up by 0.4%, to 191.1 million birds.

 

According to reports, the number of cows in the period fell by 1.3%, to 2.6 million animals and pig numbers were down by 4.4%, to 7.5 million animals.

 

The number of sheep and goats over the period grew by 0.3%, to 2.13 million animals.

 

The State Statistics Service said that processing companies in the first quarter of 2012 obtained 356,100 tonnes of cattle and poultry, which was 1% down over-year, as well as 957,800 tonnes of milk and diary products, a rise of 9% over-year.

 

The share of private households of total purchase of cattle and poultry over the period fell from 7.3% to 6.3%, and that for milk - from 45% to 37.9%. Processing companies used 250,500 tonnes of own cattle and poultry (a fall of 1% over-year) and 2,500 tonnes of own milk, a rise of 48%.

 

As reported, the number of cattle in Ukraine as of January 2012 was 4.47 million animals, which was 0.5% down on-year. The number of cows in the period fell by 1.6%, to 2.62 million animals, pig numbers were down by 6.1%, to 7.47 million animals, while poultry numbers were down by 2.1%, to 199.5 million birds. The number of sheep and goats over the period grew by 0.5%, to 1.74 million animals.