Ukraine: Livestock and Products Annual

Both cattle and swine production continued to be depressed in Ukraine in 2018-19, and production levels are not expected to change much in 2020. African Swine Fever (ASF) remains a major obstacle for the swine industry. ASF cases were registered in wild fauna, households and large integrated farms. Livestock producers and traders were able to increase live cattle for slaughter exports. This provided much needed cash flow to maintain the livestock sector. Local demand remains weak despite continued disposable income growth. Significant work force migration to the EU was the major contributing factor. Imports of pork in 2019 remained lower than expected. Consumers continue to substitute red meats with poultry in their diets.

Ukraine: Livestock and Products Annual