Across the Siberian Altai region has leading positions not only on livestock and milk production, but also in terms of production of livestock and poultry.
According to Rosstat, in the last year in Siberia produced 5590 tonnes of milk. In this volume, the share of the Altai Territory — 26%. In 2012, farms of all categories of Altai region produced one million 444 thousand tons of milk, which has allowed our region, as in the previous year, to stay on the third line of the Russian rating.
In 2012, the number of cattle in the Altai region totaled 860 thousand units. This is the fifth part of the common Siberian population. Among the regions of the SFO, our region ranks first. In the subjects in Russian Altai — the fourth position after the Republics of Bashkortostan, Tatarstan and Dagestan.
Production of livestock and poultry for slaughter in the Altai region in the past year has exceeded the level of 2011 by almost 5%. In the Siberian Federal District, production last year amounted to 1,681 tons, of which the Altai region produced nearly 20% — 327.5 thousand tons. The region maintained its position in 2011. At the end of 2012 Altay ranked 8th in the country.