23 Jan 2024 13:57

Kazakhstan extends farm animal export restrictions by six months

ASTANA. Jan 23 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan's Agriculture Ministry has renewed quotas for exporting farm animals.

"Starting February 1, 2024, the ministry's regulations on bull exports, including to Eurasian Economic Union countries, will be in effect for six months," the ministry said.

The overall limit for exporting young cattle and small ruminants remains the same. For bulls older than 12 months, the export limit is 60,000 heads, split equally between feedlots and commodity producers. Lambs older than six months have an export limit of 120,000, with portions allocated to feedlots - 30,000 and commodity producers - 90,000.

Exporting up to 4,000 bulls over 12 months from one feedlot and up to 500 heads in total per producer is allowed. Additionally, up to 1,000 lambs older than six months can be exported from one feedlot, and up to 500 heads in total per producer.

The Kazakh government initiated quotas for bull and ram exports in September 2022. The quota, effective from February 2023, was renewed in June 2023.