Farmers ask for a sheep farming strategy.
"The sheep farming represented one of the most developed agricultural branches in Macedonia. Almost all mountain fields were filled with sheep and nobody believed that this branch would be neglected in such a way. One of the basic reasons for this is that there is no strategy for development of the sheep farming and because fewer farmers are interested in this," says Todor Musevski, member of the Federation's management committee.
Farmers call the authorized institutions to get engaged in the preparation of a strategy and see what we are losing with the negative trend in the sheep farming and what activities we must undertake. They say that it is a great problem that there are no deadlines for the subsidies and often they do not get the funds on time when they need to invest in food or equipment.
As regards the sale of lamb during the Christmas holidays, the price this year was same as last year - 200 denars per kilogram. The markets in Greece, Italy and Croatia are still highly interested in the Macedonian lamb. Smaller quantities of lamb meat are sold in Serbia, Monte negro and Cyprus.
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|Publication:||Macedonian Business Monthly|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2012|
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