Analysts of the Association of Livestock Breeders of Ukraine, say that due to accumulated problems that are not resolved, the domestic pig breeding industry will almost disappear in 2-3 years, writes “Agro-Center”.
The Association of Livestock Breeders of Ukraine emphasizes that there are many unresolved problems in the domestic pig breeding sector. The spread of the African swine fever, insufficient number of utilization companies, the lack of state compensation and concealment of the AFS outbursts on farms – all this, according to analysts of the Association of Livestock Breeders of Ukraine, can lead to the disappearance of the pig industry in Ukraine in 2-3 years.
“Unfortunately, there is a very small number of operating utilization companies in Ukraine. And among those that are listed in official statistics, most do not operate. Another problem is a very high cost of their services. Due to the insufficient number of companies that utilize waste products of animal origin, pig farms often have to order services from other areas. The situation with compensations is also quite bad: according to producers, members of the Association of Livestock Breeders of Ukraine, the state does not pay compensations to enterprises affected by the ASF virus”,
— noted the representative of the Association of Livestock Breeders of Ukraine.