Reindeer herders of Purovskiy supplied almost 70 tonnes of meat. Reindeer are getting fatter
15:51 12 февраля 2020
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Reindeer herders of Purovskiy district supplied 68 tonnes of venison, and the slaughter operations were fulfilled at the certified complex in Tarko-Salye and at the special site near Samburg.
At the beginning of the year there were 17 thousand 600 reindeer in the district. As reported by the district administration, the farm “Verkhne-Purovskiy” in Tarko-Salye (6.3 thousand reindeer), the farm “Purovskiy” in Samburg (10 thousand reindeer) and the peasant farm holding of Sergey Pyak (1.5 thousand reindeer) are busy with reindeer husbandry in the district.
In Yamal more than 50 reindeer-herding organizations participated in the campaign on supply of venison last year: enterprises, communities of indigenous peoples of the North, farms, as well as private reindeer herders. They supplied about two thousand tonnes of meat.
Last year, on behalf of the governor of Yamal Dmitry Artyukhov, funding for sale of products was more than two times increased for ethnic communities and small reindeer-herding enterprises.
“We note that these categories of farms increased amounts of meat production and improved its quality. Thus, communities increased production of venison by 5% in comparison to last year, and the first category accounted for the bigger part of the supplied meat — 77%. There is also an increase in the average slaughter weight of animals, this year it grew by 8% and made 36 kilograms”, as the regional department of agro-industrial complex commented.
During the slaughter operations of 2020 the increase in the price for delivered meat will touch upon absolutely all reindeer-herding farms in the region: they will receive 450 rubles per 1 kilogram of meat of the first category and 150 rubles — of the second category. Previously, venison was accepted at prices of 170 and 120 rubles, respectively. The production effect of such changes will be fully evaluated by specialists by the results of the next season at the end of this year.