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Ukraine sees number of cattle drop by 4.5% in January 2018

At the same time, the quantity of poultry stock grew by 2.5% in January 2018
16:48, 14 February 2018

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As of 1 February 2018, the quantity of cattle in Ukraine (without taking into account the temporarily occupied areas of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the ATO zone) stood at 3.582 million animals, which shows a 4.5% decrease from the number observed on the same day in 2017, Interfax-Ukraine reports. 

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The State Statistics Service of Ukraine reports the number of cows to have dropped by 3.8%, to 2.024 million animals, within the period.

Within the aforementioned period, the number of pigs fell by 8.2% and reached 5.988 million, whereas the quantity of sheep and goats dropped by 5% to reach 1.299 million animals.

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At the same time, Ukraine’s poultry stock climbed by 2.5% compared to 1 February 2017, and currently stands at 199.988 million birds.

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As of 1 January 2018, the number of cattle in Ukraine stood at 3.628 million animals, which indicates a 1.5% fall from the figure one year earlier. The number of pigs dropped by 8.2%, to 6.12 million head. Nonetheless, the quantity of sheep and goats rose by 0.1%, and the number of poultry stock grew by 1.7%, compared to the figures observed on 1 January 2017.

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