Cows could soon be placed on Ukraine’s Red List of endangered
Cows could soon be placed on Ukraine’s Red List of endangered species warns Galina Kovtok, CEO for UkrLandFarming. From 27 million cows in Ukraine in 1980, there are now 2 million, according to the State Statistics Service. The problem, Kovok, says is the long payback period, at least two years, until slaughter for beef. Costs of animal husbandry are up 17% so far this year, reports the Statistics Service. With the national herd shrinking, domestic beef prices are up 30% this year, according to ProConsulting.