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Number of cows: since July, the industrial sector has been declining

According to the State Statistics Service, the total number of cows as of October 1, 2021 is 1.64 million, which is 5.9% less than last year, - said the analyst of the Association of Milk Producers Vоlоdуmуr Andriіets.

The number of cows is declining this year, mainly due to the private farm sector. Here, the annual comparison is 7.8%, and during the eight months of this year - 3.8% (-48.6 thousand goals).

The industrial sector changed its weak upward trend in the second half of the year and has been showing a gradual decline since July.

Thus, from the maximum this year - 428.5 thousand goals. in June, the number of industrial cows in September decreased to 421.7 thousand heads, which is already 2.8 thousand heads. less than at the beginning of the year.

"The return to the downward trend is difficult to explain, given the persistent shortage of milk, better profitability compared to processors, sufficient yields, as well as the positive mood of most market participants. The fact of discrepancies in the identification registers is not ruled out, although this needs to be clarified, ” Volodymyr Andriіets said.

Press service of the Association of Milk Producers

Total number of cows, thousand heads

Number of cows in agricultural enterprises, thousand heads

Number of cows in households, thousand heads

Analytical department of the Association of Milk Producers