November 26, 2008
Ukraine's livestock distribution up 12 percent
Slaughter cattle and poultry distribution in farms increased 12.3 percent to 238,900 tonnes in Ukraine during October, according to operational data.
Sales volume for slaughter in farms grew 18 percent to 122,400 tonnes, while that of agricultural enterprises grew 6.8 percent to 116,500 tonnes, said the Ukrainian State Statistics Committee.
Slaughter cattle and poultry distribution totalled 2.1 million tonnes for the first 10 months of 2008, down 0.6 percent on-year.
Agricultural enterprises increased distribution volumes of slaughter poultry and cattle by 5.6 percent up to 1.087 million tonnes during the period.
As for farm population, slaughter cattle and poultry sales volume dropped 6.4 percent to 1.04 million tonnes during the period.