60 billion rubles will be invested in dairy industry development in Bashkiria
UFA, 6 September 2018. /Bashinform News Agency, Elvira Latypova/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
On September 5, the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan approved a comprehensive program "Dairy Industry Development in the Republic of Bashkortostan" until 2020 and for the period until 2030. The total amount of investments is over 60 billion rubles.
"The volume of investments at today's prices will exceed 60 billion rubles over the entire period of the program," said the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Ilshat Fazrakhmanov. "The complex nature of the program will allow us to double a production of marketable milk by 2030 and increase the volume to 1.5 million tons, ensure the level of milk marketability of 95%, increase the average productivity of cows to 7400 kg per year, and in agricultural companies — up to 9000 kg".
Until 2020, 1.2 billion rubles will be attracted from the federal budget, 600 million from the republican budget.
Producers of milk will decrease in number. A gradual "consolidation" of agricultural producers will take place. As a result, the number of agricultural organizations, according to the head of the Ministry of Agriculture, will decrease more than fourfold.
It was decided to make restructuring in the industry since the growth inertia from the "500 farms" program has exhausted itself by 2018.
The program will be implemented in stages. At the first stage, identification of livestock will be carried out, a service infrastructure will be created and farms will be upgraded. Due to the lower seasonal fluctuation of production, the Ministry of Agriculture intends to stop importing milk and to sell whole milk products outside the region. At the second stage, the emphasis will be made on structuring the industry. This is mainly about the construction of 20-25 high-tech industrial farms and modernization of milk processing. At the third stage, it is planned to complete the livestock update with highly productive animals. The share of breeding stock should be brought up to 70%. The modernization of farms and the growth of livestock productivity will increase the profitability of agricultural organizations.
Investors are engaged in the implementation of the program. Thus, Stefan Dürr's holding company EkoNiva will construct large livestock complexes in the west of the republic, A7 Agro implements a project for the development of dairy farming in the Zianchurino district, etc.
According to Ilshat Fazrakhmanov, the target milk volume for the already started projects is 400 thousand tons. Investors will be assisted with the creation of transport infrastructure, they will be given tax breaks, subsidies for the purchase of machinery and livestock, and privileges for renting land.