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Lukashenko urges to put more effort into harvest campaign

POSTAVY DISTRICT ( BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave an instruction to step up the pace of the harvest campaign as he was on a working trip to Postavy District, Vitebsk Oblast on 5 August, BelTA has learned.

“We must build momentum. Do not wait for it [grain] to dry on the field. The main thing is to avoid losses. Right now it is moderately good. We must increase the pace whatever it takes,” the head of state said.

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, it is high time to reach the midpoint in the harvesting of cereal grains, with a focus on problematic crops.

At the same time, it is necessary to fully complete the harvesting of rapeseed. In general, the harvest campaign should be over by and large by the end of August. Aleksandr Lukashenko also reminded about the need to send equipment to those companies that need it.

At the same time, the president demanded iron discipline. According to him, effective work is an important factor in maintaining stability, prosperity, and peace. “The war begins when we lose touch with reality and stop working,” he stressed.

The head of state warned against papering over issues by falsifying statistics: “Why would you lie? We need to be honest with each other.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko demanded strict observance of technology and schedule; if it is done, the result will come. The same applies to the expansion of area under winter barley, which the president had recently paid much attention to. He also touched on this topic this time.

The president visited the Volokhi dairy complex of the Khotily Agro company. The complex was renovated and put into operation in December 2020. In 2021, the gross milk yield there amounted to 5,761 tonnes with a milk yield per cow at 9,475 kg. In January – July 2022, the gross milk yield was 4,456 tonnes with a milk yield per cow at 5,233 kg (up by 2,029 kg by 2021).

Much of the investment into the company's facilities came from the company's own funds. Smart management and a frugal approach helped save funds, maintain financial solvency and produce high milk yields. “This is a good complex. And it's good that you have built it this way,” the president said addressing the head of the company, Vyacheslav Krishtafovich.