Export of meat products
Kazakhstan is set to enter the top 5 largest exporters of meat in the world. Introduction of modern technologies, innovations and expertise will produce a positive effect on the development of the agricultural industry in Kazakhstan. Moreover, there are a sufficient number of pasture lands and irrigated lands in Kazakhstan. According to the officials of the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Russia are the attractive export markets for the local meat producers. Kazakhstan can earn over US$2.5 billion from exports of beef.
ARMAN YEVNIYEV, KAZAKH FIRST DEPUTY MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE:
- The Kazakh producers fully cover the demand of the people of Kazakhstan for the goods that we produce. Therefore, we need to develop our export capacity. Our meat cluster has a high potential. If the annual export of agricultural products can make up US$ 1 billion 400 thousand, then export of meat can reach US$2 billion 600 thousand.
The Kazakh farmers are set to boost their export potential in livestock shipments. Livestock farmers in Kostanay have reached an agreement with their partners in neighboring Russia. At the initial stage, the Kazakh farmers are planning to ship 300 livestock every month. Currently, there are three large enterprises with the capacity of keeping over 3,000 cattle at a time operating in the region as part of the Meat Cluster Development Program. All farms are export-oriented. Meanwhile, 6,000 cattle of various breeds are kept in one of the farms.
ASSAN ABDIROV, EXPERT, KAZAKHSTAN VETERINARY CONTROL COMMITTEE:
- Currently, filing of veterinary documents is simplified, compared to the last year. For example, previously, documents were filed in a week, but now it takes only 3-4 days to undergo all the relevant procedures.