A competent reindeer herder has venison of the highest category and value
16:05 20 сентября 2019
Категории: News in English
In Yamal 410 thousand reindeer were vaccinated against anthrax, what makes 75% of the planned number. This information was given on the 20th of September by the chief state veterinary inspector of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Yevgeniy Popov in the press center of the news agency “Sever-Press”.
Vaccination has been already completed in Purovsky district, continues in Nadymskiy and Krasnoselkoup districts, as well as in tundra of Tazovskiy and Yamalskiy districts. 37 veterinary specialists are fulfilling this work today.
Also marking of reindeer with individual marking means – tags – has been conducted in the region for the third year.
“For tundra-dwellers this is an innovation in their way of life, so they perceive it cautiously,» Yevgeniy Popov underlines.
Starting this year, reindeer are allowed to slaughter only with tags. About 46 thousand reindeer have been already marked with them. In total 186 thousand reindeer were tagged from 2012 to 2019. Although it is the responsibility of owners, all activities are free of charge.
In addition, owners have the opportunity to purchase tags themselves, suitable in shape, color, size. It is necessary to contact the veterinary service for generation of numbers.
“A reindeer herder, who has competent approach to veterinary activities, preventive measures and timely fulfills them, has the opportunity to get the result of his work — this is meat of the highest category and value. And all this is expressed in material prosperity, Yevgeniy Popov summed up.