In January-February, the gross milk yield amounted to 2.2 million tons
This is due to an increase in the productivity of dairy herds in agricultural organizations (+3.5%). The provision of livestock with feed by the beginning of March was 1.4% higher than on the corresponding date of the previous year. This allowed to increase the weight indicators (daily gain) by 1.9%.
According to the Ministry, in February 2021, the Russian agro-industrial complex continued its dynamic development in all major areas. Thus, the volume of agricultural production in farms of all categories, according to preliminary estimates of Rosstat, amounted to 214.5 billion rubles. The indicator increased by 10.5% compared to January of this year and by 0.6% compared to the same period in 2020. Since the beginning of the year, it has grown by 0.6% compared to the first two months of last year to 395.3 billion rubles.
The positive results of the first two months of the year are due, among other things, to the implementation of investment projects in the agro-industrial complex and the systematic improvement of state support measures. The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia assesses the current situation in the food market as stable and expects positive dynamics of the industry development in 2021.