Monday, 19 July 2021, 15:46:41
Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting on the preparation of fodder.
Acting Minister of Agriculture Yerbol Karashukeyev reported on the current situation and measures taken for the procurement of fodder, Akims of Atyrau Region Makhambet Dosmukhambetov, Kyzylorda Region — Gulshara Abdykalikova, Mangystau Region — Serikbay Trumov, East Kazakhstan region — Danial Akhmetov, North Kazakhstan region — Kumar Aksakalov, Turkistan region — Umirzak Shukeyev, West Kazakhstan region — Gali Iskaliyev reported of the situation in the regions, Vice Minister of Energy Asset Magauov spoke about provision of agrarians with fuel and lubricants, Vice Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Serikkali Brekeshev told about water supply and provision of hayfields in specially protected areas.
In order to regularly monitor and promptly resolve issues of forage procurement, the Republican Operational Headquarters is working under the Ministry of Agriculture. Plans for the procurement of feed in the regions have been determined. As of July 18, 2021, 10.6 million tons of hay or 44% of the planned volume were harvested. Additionally, 1.6 million tons of haylage, 2.1 million tons of silage, 4.8 million tons of straw and 6 million tons of concentrated feed will be procured.
For the organization of hay-making, the territory of forest tracts was provided on an area of 255.8 thousand hectares. 6.5 thousand hay brigades were organized, akimats redistributed 41.4 thousand tons of fuel and lubricants at a discounted price.
JS NC Food Contract Corporation financed the purchase of barley and wheat of 4-5 classes in the amount of 170 thousand tons, an additional 30 thousand tons will be redistributed at the expense of the company's internal reserves.
“The Head of State Kassym-Jomart Kemelevich Tokayev set the task of carrying out systematic work and making operational decisions to provide farmers with fodder in a difficult dry period,” Mamin said.
The Prime Minister emphasized the need to intensify work on forage procurement, to strengthen interregional cooperation in the provision of hayfields, to form feed stocks for the needs of regions affected by drought.
Mamin instructed to take special control over the sale of feed for the population at an affordable price. For these purposes, it was pointed out that it was necessary to conclude memorandums with agricultural producers, flour mills and feed mills. The experience of the Zhambyl region in organizing special fairs for the sale of hay and fodder at an affordable price for the population was positively noted.
Akimats of the northern regions were instructed to ensure the maximum collection of straw.
The Prime Minister instructed to consider the possibility of allocating funds from the Government's reserve for JS NC Food Contract Corporation for the forward purchase of grain fodder in the amount of 200 thousand tons.
The Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources was instructed to ensure the possibility of mowing in specially protected natural areas, the Ministry of Energy, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, was instructed to additionally allocate cheaper fuels and lubricants for the haymaking campaign.
JS NC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy was instructed to provide a reduced tariff for the transportation of feed to Mangystau and Kyzylorda regions.