"The increase in the number of animals by an average of 1.3% is marked in livestock industry. Meat production increased by 3.5%, milk - by 3.1%, eggs - by 0.1%. Gross grain harvest amounted to 23.7 million tons in bunker weight, which is 3 million 900 thousand tons more than last year. The average yield totaled 15.4 t/ha. The collected volume fully meets domestic demand and export potential at the level of 8.5-9 million tons," First deputy head of the agricultural department said.
According to the speaker, 2.5 million tons of vegetables, 1.7 million tons of melons was harvested in Almaty, Zhambyl and South Kazakhstan regions, which more than last year's level by 439 thousand tons. A high yield of apples - 114 and 70 tons respectively was assembled in South Kazakhstan and Almaty regions .
270 thousand tons of cotton was received, which is 3 times more than last year, with the average yield of 24.6 c / ha. Gross harvest of rice amounted to 503 thousand tons with the yield of 53.6 t/ha. Record rice yield - almost 55 kg /ha- was obtained in Kyzylorda region.
It should be noted also that sugar beet was sown in North region for the first time in the last 20 years. 14 thousand tons with the average yield of 350 kg /ha was collected. This is higher by 15%.than the average figure.
Gross harvest of oilseeds amounted to 2 million tons, which is almost one and a half times more than last year.
"During the reporting period, the volume of food production increased by 3.8% and exceeded 1.2 trillion tenge. Production of cereals increased by 36%, sugar - 49%, flour - by 13%, vegetable oil - by 14%, sausages and similar products of meat - 10%," K. Aituganov said.