Altai Krai reached record figures in the production some of agricultural products
This was stated by the Governor Alexander Karlin during the dialogue with journalists in “Medialog” format, informed the official website of the region.
According to specified data, the Krai harvested 5.12 million tons of grain in bunker weight, which is the highest figure over the past seven years, said the Head of the region.
The harvest of sugar beet - 1.1 million tons. This is a record in the history of the industry, and the yield of this crop is the highest - about 500 centners per hectare.
Altai Krai reached another historic high in the buckwheat harvesting. Collection of this culture in the region exceeded 570 thousand tons (in 2015 - 417 thousand tons).
Gross yield of industrial crops is close to record. According to operative data, milled sunflower seeds exceeded 370,000 tons. Today, there is optimum temperature to complete the harvesting of sunflower - up to 10 degrees below zero at night and up to 7 degrees below zero in the afternoon.
“These figures in agriculture are marked on the back of stable purchase prices for all types of plant products: on beet, oilseeds and cereals. It was a successful year for the rural economy, experts highlight out great profitability,” said Alexander Karlin.
According to the Governor, as of November 7, there was the fixed growth - 20 thousand tons of gross production of milk in animal husbandry compared to the same period in the previous year. The volume of production of poultry meat increased and other types of meat products results will be known by the end of the year.
Alexander Karlin reminded that the results of industry development will be known on 24th November at the traditional event dedicated to the Day of Workers of Agriculture and Processing Industry of Altai Krai.