New Feedlot in Zhambyl Region Being Build to Increase Export Potential of Kazakh Meat
A new feedlot, designed for 8,000 cattle, is being constructed in Zhambyl region, Kazakhstan. The project, worth one billion Tenge, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
The first phase of the project was commissioned in 2016. To date, 70% of the construction works are completed.
Meanwhile, last year 200 tons of meat from the region was exported to Kyrgyzstan while this year it will be exported to China, Iran and Uzbekistan.
“We are planning to export more than 450 tons of beef and lamb. Last year, our companies sold a total of 370 tons of meat. We delivered it to neighboring Kyrgyzstan and to a meat plant in the town of Merke,” farmer, Berik Adilkhanov said.
There are seven large facilities with about 3,000 cattle each among 26 cattle farms in the region. Last year, the local farms exported 1,000 tons of meat and are planning to sell 1,500 tons this year.
Meanwhile, Zhambyl district of Almaty region plans to sell about 500 tons of meat this year. Local entrepreneur, Askar Raikulov, for example, plans to export 3,000 cattle this year following his success of selling 1,500 cattle overseas last year.
Raikulov started his business in 2017.
“We delivered more than 260 tons of meat to the local stores in 2018. We exported another 50 tons to Kyrgyzstan. This year, our farm is planning to produce about 500 tons of meat whereby 150 tons will be exported to neighboring countries,” he said.
The number of cattle is planned to be increased using new technologies, expanding feedlot areas and building new meat processing plants.