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In Mongolia 8.7 million livestock to winter in transhumance

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According to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, preparation for winter has been done by a total of 169.7 thousand herder families, that own over 68 million livestock, while another 8.7 million are to spend the winter and spring in transhumance.

Head of Policy and Planning Department of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry M.Enkh-Amar said, “Compared to last year, the migration has decreased by 1.1 million livestock. As for livestock feed, hay increased by 227.0 thousand tons, while forage and fodder increased by 90.8 thousand tons and 38.6 thousand tons respectively.” Head of Department of Crop Production Industry Policy Management at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Ts.Bolorchuluun said, “By our preliminary estimations, 444.7 thousand tons of crop were harvested, which is 1.8 times more than the previous year’s harvest. With this, the domestic demand for wheat and potatoes is met.

However, due to difficult weather conditions, 24.3 thousand hectares of crop became livestock feed and 12.9 thousand hectares of harvest was lost, which comes to a total of 37.2 thousand hectares of area having no harvest.
To produce the annual needs of flour for our country, 320 thousand tons of wheat is required, which as of now, there seems to be enough.”

sourse: Montsame