The head of the company “the Center of increase of efficiency in animal husbandry” Nikolay Babenko, expert in animal husbandry, explained why in Ukraine the meat is much more expensive than in the EU
According to him, Ukrainians spend too much money on feed.
“1-1,1 Euro per 1 kg live weight in Europe compared to 1.4-1.6 euros in Ukraine. The difference of 40-60% in the coming years to lead to loss of market positions 2/3 of the industrial pig farms”, – he wrote in his blog.
The man noted that there are several ways to increase the productivity of farmers and, consequently, reduce the feed cost. For example, to use the products to be recycled or the feed that are in the cheaper price give the pigs more power.
“Now in Ukraine the cost of feed per 1 kg live weight of 30-35 UAH, compared to farmers in the EU, this amount is UAH 20. How to mitigate them? First, to buy or to produce fodder for science-based recipes, well balanced in terms of proteins and other useful components. In Ukraine or often operate on the principle of “what is cheaper”, or “who will give more recoil to the technologist,” – said Babenko.
In particular, the expert noted positive effect from the use of alcoholic waste and soybean special processing.
“We are talking about spirit Barda (waste from the production of alcohol, liquid food. – Ed.) and soy deep hydrothermal treatment, which gives much more power stock than a conventional “dry” feed,” concluded Babenko.
Earlier it was reported that last year the volume of pieces of pork remained at the level of 200 thousand tons of pork. This is 9.3% less than in 2017. From December 2017 and December 2018, production of pork decreased by 11.7%.