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Over 800 hectares in Penza region planted with livestock feed plants

12:22 | 09.06.2016 | Society

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Penza, 9 June 2016. PenzaNews. Over 842 hectares of Penza region arable lands have been planted with a variety of livestock feed plants.

Over 800 hectares in Penza region planted with livestock feed plants

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In particular, these included wheat (156 hectares), oats (330 hectares), corn (243 hectares), peas (42 hectares), sunflower (32 hectares), millet (24 hectares), soy (5 hectares), flax (5 hectares), tare (2 hectares), tare and millet mix (2 hectares), and girasole (1.7 hectares). These measures are designed to increase livestock feed production.

In addition, the agricultural workers renewed saline licks and prepared over 34 tons of mineral feed, with 17 tons already in use.

Moreover, agricultural workers repaired food spaces for wild animals.

The measures seek to preserve and increase natural and bred livestock and eliminate negative human-generated factors, says the website of the Penza region Forestry Ministry.

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