The state statistics service of Ukraine stated that the livestock population in the country on August 1, 2015 $ 4 million 402 thousand Heads, which is 7, 1% less compared with the same period last year.
"the decline in the number of cows is 6, 2% (2, 27 million animals), pigs, – 3, 3% (about 7, 72 million heads), sheep and goats – 6% (about 1 in 73 million head) ", – the news Agency of the letter of the state statistics service.
The Agency also notes the Reduction in poultry by 4, 8% (up to 248, 76 million). According to the information statistics, over the past 14 years, the number of cattle reached a record low. On March 1, 2015 in respect of 1 March 2001, it fell by more than half. According to experts, the reasons for decrease in livestock numbers is the decline in the purchasing power of the inhabitants, the rise in price of fuel, feed, veterinary drugs. Against this background, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine did not want to renew in 2015, the draft law regulating policy in terms of budgetary subsidies to meat and dairy production, which means that for manufacturers the loss of any support from government in principle. According to statistics, the decline in the livestock population was noted since 1990. During the reign of Yanukovych, the situation has improved. Dangerous trends in the livestock sector could prevent due to the introduction of additional measures for the support of government. According to the state statistics service of Ukraine at the end of June, the country continues to decline standard of living, and on comparison with the previous year expenses of residents for purchase of food products decreased by 20%. Statistical service says: Ukrainians began to cut the most vital costs. In the 1st quarter of the population is Usually reduced purchase of food products by 20% compared with the same period in 2014. In the list of products from which residents of Ukraine refuse in the quest to reduce costs, – canned fruit, meat and fish products (their consumption decreased by 37%). At the 2nd place – " prepared meat products ", seafood, fish and cereals (30%). On the 3rd – eggs, fresh meat and vegetables (25%). On the fourth – pasta and confectionery, butter and non-alcoholic beverages (20%).