I. A. SUPRUN, S. YU. RUBAN and A. A. GETYA
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Animals’Breeding and Genetics named after M.V. Zubets, Ukraine, Kyiv, Heroiv Oborony str, 12 b, 03041
Suprun, I. A., S. Yu. Ruban and A. A. Getya, 2016. Development status of meat cattle in Ukraine. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 22 (Suppl. 1): 140–142
Analysis of the development of meat cattle breeding in Ukraine is conducted. The biggest population of meat breeds’ cattle is concentrated in the north and the west of the country, where natural and climatic conditions are friendly for the establishment of meat cattle industry. It is shown that Volyn and Chernihiv areas are leaders by number of meat cattle. Nowаdays 64 pedigree economies are registered in Ukraine, where 18 of beef cattle breeds are reared. Aberdeen Angus breeds are the most numeral among the imported breeds. Grey Ukrainian and Simmental of meat selection have the most representativeness from the Ukrainian breeds.