GeoStat: In 2nd quarter of 2023, milk production increased, meat - decreased 
GeoStat: In 2nd quarter of 2023, milk production increased, meat - decreased 

At the end of the II quarter of 2023, the number of bovine animals decreased by 5.6 percent compared to the II quarter of 2022 and reached 929.7 thousand heads, the National Statistics Service (GeoStat) reported based on the preliminary data.

The total number of dairy cows and buffaloes equalled 446.5 thousand heads, which is 2.0 percent less than the same indicator of the previous year. The number of pigs equalled 161.8 thousand heads which is 21.2 percent less than in the same period of the previous year. The number of poultry increased by 0.6 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and equalled 10.9 million heads.

According to the preliminary data, in the II quarter of 2023, milk production increased by 5.6 percent compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 206.0 million litres. Meat production decreased by 8.2 percent from the same period of the previous year and equalled 17.3 thousand tons.

In the II quarter of 2023, egg production amounted to 161.4 million pieces which is 5.3 percent less than in the same period of the previous year.