Swine fever: Bad for pigs, good for sheep in LatviaStaff Writer | August 12, 2016
The director of a Lithuanian sheep rearing company says that sheep numbers have increased in the country and expects that the spreading of African Swine Fever will force more farmers to switch to sheep.
Disease Small farms cannot offer many sheep to the market
"Small farms cannot offer many sheep to the market. Also, there are many crossbreeds that are suitable for meat, but not for breading," said Rimantas Kairys, director of Seduvos Avininkyste.
According to figures from the Agriculture Ministry, the Lithuanian districts with the largest numbers of sheep are Alytus and Anyksciai, at 12,716 and 10,007, restively, where small farms prevail. ■