First part of Mongolia’s 30k sheep donation to China to be delivered in September

2020-08-10 14:56:43

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ During his meeting with the government officials in Dundgobi aimag, Deputy Prime Minister Ya.Sodbaatar has informed that the works are underway to purchase 30,000 sheep, which will be donated to China as a support for its effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, from local herders.

President of Mongolia Kh.Battulga handed over a certification of donation of 30 thousand sheep to President of China Xi Jinping, to help China to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, during his visit to the southern neighbor in February 2020. 

A working team consisting of representatives from corresponding officials has been set up at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, in charge of handing over the first part of the sheep donation - 15 thousand sheep, in September 2020. As the donation of live sheep will be delivered to China, the working team has undertaken the duty to purchase healthy, vaccinated sheep without any infectious diseases, from herder citizens. And the sheep will be purchased and collected in Dornogobi aimag, Deputy PM Ya.Sodbaatar confirms.

“According to the livestock census conducted in 2019, heads of livestock animals in Mongolia totaled 70.9 million. By receiving 22.1 million heads of offspring in 2020, over 90 million heads of livestock animals are grazing in the pastureland. Pasture carrying capacity has overloaded by 1.4 times or by 32.9 million heads of sheep on the national level. Therefore, it has a necessity to put at least 25 million heads of livestock into economic circulation this year. In addition to giving sheep to China, 282 tons of industrially-processed meat of livestock animals will be exported to Russia.” And the Deputy PM ordered the Governors to actively participate in the efforts.  

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