11 July 2014, Friday, 13:04

Rustem Khamitov: The "500 farms" program - is the best option to develop livestock farming

author: Bashinform News Agency

During 2012-2014, as part of the regional program "500 farms" works were carried out at 252 dairy farms (178 of them have the status of program participants, 74 – of candidates). The total funding of the program amounted to 3.3 billion rubles in 2012-2013, including 2.5 billion rubles of own means of farmers and 0.8 billion rubles of bank loans. These are intermediate outcomes of the program, which were summed up by participants of the meeting "Field Day", which was held in Meleuzovsky region, the press service of the head of the region informs.

Modernization of 103 dairy farms, 186 livestock buildings was completed during the implementation of the program. Funding from the state budget of the republic amounted to 1.045 billion rubles.

At the Salavat agricultural production cooperative the participants of the "Field Day" meeting examined one of the premises for livestock renovated under the "500 farms" program. They noted that as a result of implementation of the program production standards and productivity increased in farms. Economic effect was achieved due to increase in milk production up to 20%  and workflow automation.

"This is extremely beneficial and there is no any other option to develop livestock farming in our republic”, the head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov said. “We can’t subsidize farmers completely from the budget, and in this case the "500 farms" program is the best way out".