The Head of Tuva, Vladislav Khovalyg, set the task of creating two breeding goat-breeding farms before the regional Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the press service of the Administration of the Republic reports.
Goats of the Soviet wool breed in Tuva today are bred by livestock breeders of the SPK Kolkhoz Tandy-Syny in the village of U-Shynaa in the Tes-Khem district and the peasant farm of Tumen Shagdir in the Ulug-Khem village of Eilig-Khem.
Minister of Agriculture Sergei Ondar noted the active work being done by the U-Shynaan and Eilig-Khem people to revive wool goat breeding in their regions, and promised that with the assistance of the ministry, both farms would receive the status of breeding reproducers.
“Across Russia, Soviet wool goats can only be found in our republic,” Sergey Ondar added.
During the meeting on the results of the work of breeding farms over the past year, which was attended by representatives of the administrations of municipalities and the farms themselves, the main problems that concern representatives of the industry were identified, among which, in particular, the lack of shepherds and the lack of boarding schools for livestock breeders’ children were named.
Specialists of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food emphasized that the absence of a specialized enterprise for artificial insemination of farm animals in the region significantly slows down the development of breeding work. In this regard, a proposal has been prepared to create a center for selection and breeding work in Tuva, whose activities will be aimed at developing breeding business in local farms, artificial insemination of farm animals, coordinating issues of selection and breeding work, breeding records and marking of farm animals. A proposal was made to allocate financial resources for the development of design estimates for the creation of the Center.
To date, 34 breeding farms operate in Tuva, most of which have been re-certified over the past three years. The development of livestock breeding is annually subsidized by the government of the region: for example, last year more than 65 million rubles were allocated to local breeding farms.
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