Reserve hay now on sale with discounts
The government has started selling hay for discounted prices to provinces that are underprepared for winter or facing a harsh winter.
The national hay reserve for winter exceeded the planned volume by 2.8 times, according to Zuunii Medee. The state is reportedly distributing 200 tons for free of charge to Khovd Province and selling hay to soums in Govisumber Province with 50 percent discount.
The Ministry of Finance established a credit agreement worth 36.3 billion MNT with 28 companies and it reported that it has issued a loan of 10 billion MNT to date. Zuunii Medee reported that over 8,000 tons of animal feed was imported by 10 Mongolian companies for a grand total of 1.2 billion MNT.
The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry signed a cooperation agreement with the government of Russia within the scope of “Let’s Get Through Winter and Spring” campaign. Through this work, the ministry plans to distribute 51,000 tons of animal feed to herders to help them spend the winter and spring with as little damage as possible. The ministry has employed 34 companies to sell animal feed, totaling to 40 billion MNT, to soums and provinces, reported Zuunii Medee.
Farmers stock up hay for winter