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Cattle breeding and COVID-19

Mateja Jež Rogelj orcid id ; Agronomski fakultet, Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Helena Šiftar ; Agronomski fakultet, Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Hrvatska
Ornella Mikuš orcid id ; Agronomski fakultet, Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Hrvatska

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A cattle breeding in the territory of the Republic of Croatia has a long tradition, but in recent years it has been affected by various problems. Due to the deteriorating situation in the dairy sector, the number of cows and thus calves for further breeding is decreasing, which affects the constant increase in imports. Most calves are imported from Romania (60.52 % in 2019) while most of the young bulls are exported to Lebanon and Italy. Due to the crisis of the authorities in Lebanon and the closure of the Italian market due to the epidemic COVID-19, the cattle breeding sector found itself in trouble. The measure of support to the sector, adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture in May 2020, did not achieve the desired results because the subsidies intended for beef breeders reduced the purchase price of cattle.


COVID-19, subsidies, food business operators, cattle breeding

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