Kazakhstan's export potential

The domestic agro-industrial complex is aimed to increasing the export potential of Kazakhstan. The development of agrarian cooperation, creation of reproductive farms and introduction of advanced processing technologies help farmers to breed better livestock quality. A number of livestock programs have been successfully implemented in the Kyzylorda region. The cattle stock has been increased and breed quality has been improved in the region. The region is no longer considered as a brucellosis buffer zone. This allowed farmers to broaden their export market. Now the cattle breeders have set a new goal, which is to intensify the processing of wool as well as exporting the famous Kyzylorda caracal.

SERIK KOZHANIYAZOV, DEPUTY GOVERNOR, KYZYLORDA REGION:

 - We concluded a cooperation agreement with the processing enterprises of the Atyrau region to export camel and sheep wool. This is a great achievement. In the future, shops will appear in our region, too.

MAKSOT MUKANOV, HEAD, AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT, ATYRAU REGION:

 - In Atyrau, the country's first large-scale wool processing plant, which can process 100 tonnes of camel wool and 350 tonnes of sheep wool, has been launched. Now we are establishing partnerships with other regions of the country. Today, for example, we have signed a contract on exporting raw materials with local farms. We plan to enter the foreign market.

Agricultural producers of Eastern Kazakhstan are focusing on the development of breeding farms. They intend to make the elite breed of cows, such as the Kazakh white-headed cattle as a national brand. They plan to increase the number of the livestock.

KUANYSH SULEIMENOV, HEAD, SHALABAI CATTLE BREEDING ENTERPRISE:

 - Kazakhstan is the birthplace of the Kazakh white-headed cattle. The revival of this breed and the preservation of its unique qualities can be considered as spiritual regeneration. We must not lose it. This is our national brand. I think our duty is to increase the number of this breed.

Representatives of the famous breeding plant say that they not only preserve the existing gene pool of the cattle but also intend to invent new breed of cows.