The first reindeer-herding peasant farm holding in Yamal received state support
15:09 19 апреля 2019
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A reindeer herder – farmer Sergey Pyak, who pastures his reindeer in the southern part of Purovskiy district, is focused on organizing of the farm holding in the sphere of reindeer husbandry. Sergey is one of the first reindeer herders in Yamal, who decided to set his household to market basis and to use elements of fenced reindeer husbandry in work.
Sergey is 35 years old. But his approach to reindeer husbandry is businesslike and thorough. All his reindeer have veterinary tags, each animal is registered and has its own “story” – age, veterinary activities and other cattle-farming nuances.
The reindeer herder independently built the fence with the length about 20 kilometers to provide protection of the reindeer herd. Thus, he minimized risks that could appear because of changing weather or lack of food. The reindeer herder always has reserves of compound feeds and mineral salts for the difficult off-season period. Soon Sergey will drive the herd 15 kilometers to the north to pastures for reindeer calving. Five hundred she-reindeer are expecting, and calves will appear in the herd very soon.
As we should note, the household of Sergey Pyak became the first reindeer-herding peasant farm holding that received state support – for maintenance of the reindeer herd he received 1 million and 500 thousand rubles. Now Sergey is able to hire assistants, to strengthen the fence or to purchase fuel.