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4 Jun 2020

Belarus, Hungary to cooperate in poultry farming

Belarus, Hungary to cooperate in poultry farming
Igor Brylo. An archive photo

MINSK, 4 June (BelTA) - Belarus and Hungary will cooperate in poultry farming. The corresponding framework agreement was signed by representatives of the 1st Minsk Poultry Factory and Hungary’s Babolna Tetra in Minsk on 4 June, BelTA has learned.

The document is designed to run for three years and provides for the efforts to breed layer young stock. The Hungarian partner will supply the 1st Minsk Poultry Factory with day-old nucleus chickens from the Tetra brown and Tetra white baseline crosses to improve the quality of the Belarusian cross and to provide the poultry factories in Belarus with nucleus layer stocks. The total amount of the agreement is more than €3.4 million. Thanks to this project, from this year Belarus will not almost have to import breeding flocks of laying hens, and starting from 2023 will be able to fully provide the domestic market with its own breed of world-class laying chickens.

During the talks Igor Brylo, the deputy agriculture and food minister of Belarus, noted that the trade between Belarus and Hungary is constantly growing. In 2019 it was up by more than 10%. In January-March of this year the trade between the countries also expanded year-on-year. “We are interested in the supply of Hungarian corn, cattle, poultry. These sectors are very well-developed in Hungary. Relations between our countries are developing well at the highest political level, and we have full understanding with our colleagues from the agricultural industry,” Igor Brylo noted.

Hungary's Ambassador to Belarus Zsolt Csutora also highlighted the high level of bilateral relations. “Hungary knows a lot about Belarus and its well-developed agriculture. It is good when such negotiations take place between the countries because they lead to large projects between companies. We will be very happy to assist the development of the poultry industry in Belarus this way,” the diplomat said.

On behalf of Belarus, the agreement was signed by Acting Director General of the 1st Minsk Poultry Factory Dmitry Kazakevich and on behalf of Hungary – by co-owner of Babolna Tetra Gyorgy Buza.

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