Russia plans to significantly increase wool production this year, with the aim to fully meet domestic needs, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
Implementation of these plans will be part of an existing state programme, which was approved in 2012.
Prior to the 2000s, wool production was unprofitable in Russia; however, the situation has changed in recent years.
The main goal of the programme is reorienting domestic sheep farms for the production of sheep with a large clip and the type of wool demanded by the market. For this purpose, the government plans to provide subsidies for the purchase of thoroughbred animals.
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