In 2011, the for the first time in 20 years discontinued downward trend in the number of cattle, said today at a "government hour" in the State Duma, Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrinnik, says "the Russian newspaper".
"At present, the production of meat in live weight of 2.9 million tons of milk — for 6 years has increased by 1.8% and increased to 31,742 million tons," — she said.
"At the same time, in the meat and dairy farming qualitative changes, which is precisely characterized by a positive trend in the development of this direction, "- continued Skrinnik.
First, she says, in 2011, for the first time in 20 years suspended downward trend in the number of cattle. Secondly, an increasing proportion of breeding stock: In beef herd — from 41% in 2006 to 60% in 2011, the dairy — from 6% to 11.3%. And third, thanks to a qualitative change in the composition of livestock, the replacement of less productive breeds more productive a 20% increase in average milk yield, marketability increased to 61%.