With modern animal farms for the sector’s competitiveness

By: STA Date: 2023. 11. 10. 10:45

In order to maintain the competitiveness of cattle farmers, modern, high-tech, high-tech livestock farms that comply with European Union standards are necessary, Minister of Agriculture István Nagy said on Friday, at the handover of the dairy farm of Darnózseli Agrár Zrt.

(Photo: AM/István Bánhegyi)

The head of the department explained that in order to create these conditions, the Rural Development Program provided support opportunities for all sectors of animal husbandry in the calls aimed at site development. As part of this, 1,742 subsidy applications for those dealing with cattle farming have received almost HUF 200 billion in subsidies so far. István Nagy added that the subsidy amounts, which could be claimed for the first time in this year’s unified application, increased from the economic year starting on May 1, 2022. In this case, if the beneficiary undertook all obligations, he could receive an annual subsidy of up to 284 euros per animal. He added that after the end of the subsidy, the interest in the new call for applications from May this year exceeded expectations, 607 applications were received, the number of animals related to which exceeded 356,000 animals.

The minister emphasized that starting this year, the support system will be based on the KAP Strategic Plan

This summarizes rural development and direct subsidies as well as sectoral measures. Thus, in the period up to 2027, the opportunity to use all currently applied measures will remain: there will also be investment, epidemic prevention, gene preservation and animal welfare subsidies – detailed the head of the ministry. István Nagy emphasized that the goal of the Strategic Plan is still clear, namely to support the value increase of agricultural products, in which the food industry, which is considered a strategic sector, and among them milk processors, can count on a significant amount of resources. He added that, in addition, another priority task is to support so-called green investments and increase the energy self-sufficiency of processing plants. In order to achieve all these goals, we plan to allocate at least HUF 400 billion in development funds to the food sector, emphasized the

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