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Farmers ask for a sheep farming strategy.

In the period between 2006 and 2010, the sheep farming in Macedonia Macedonia, country, Europe
Macedonia (măs'ədō`nēə), Macedonian Makedonija, officially Republic of Macedonia, republic (2005 est. pop. 2,045,000), 9,930 sq mi (25,720 sq km), SE Europe.
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 data from the Macedonian Federation of Farmers, there were 1.25 million sheep in 2006 and their number totaled 778, 404 sheep in 2012. There is also a decline in meat production from 7,198 tons in 2006 to 4,786 tons in 2012. There is also a drop of milk production from 56,582 tons in 2006 to 32, 157 tons in 2010.

"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 kilogram, abbr. kg, fundamental unit of mass in the metric system, defined as the mass of the International Prototype Kilogram, a platinum-iridium cylinder kept at Sèvres, France, near Paris. . 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 This article is about Monte Negro. For article about the country in Europe, see Montenegro.

Monte Negro is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rondônia. Its population was 16,233 (2005) and its area is 1,931 km².
 and Cyprus.
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Title Annotation:AGRICULTURE
Publication:Macedonian Business Monthly
Date:Jan 1, 2012
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