The harvesting campaign in the country is quite active. As many as 60% of crops has been already harvested. However, the situation is not the same in all regions. Some districts are behind the schedule. But these are not systemic drawbacks, Mikhail Myasnikovich underlined. All in all, the agricultural companies are well supplied with equipment and fuel. Grain drying complexes are operating well, too. “The harvest is ripe, and cereals need to be harvested in a prompt and accurate manner,” he added.
Mikhail Myasnikovich said that work is underway to renovate 1,200 dairies in Belarus. “We speak not only about the renovation of the buildings where animals are kept but also about the introduction of new equipment to get quality milk and reduce hand work in animal breeding as much as possible,” he said. There were initial plans to equip the dairies with 150 milking rooms. But taking into account the Belarus President’s decisions to back the lease of such equipment we plan to create as much as 420 milking rooms. “We have agreed that at least 70 milking rooms will be created in addition to those 145 that Gomelagrokomplekt had planned to create so that we would have the equipment for the planned number of milking rooms by October,” Mikhail Myasnikovich said.
He noted that the Gomelagrokomplekt equipment is 30% cheaper than the equipment farmers buy from other companies.