Yakutia 24 TV channel: More than 13 thousand deer have been born in the republic as of May 7.
“Today, all reindeer herding brigades with herds have come to the pastures. The calving campaign was started by Kolyma reindeer herders. In the Chukchi deer breed, mass calving begins and ends 15-20 days earlier than in other breeds of the republic,” the Agriculture Ministry says.
The number of deer at all farms amounted to 154,184 animals. In total, 106 reindeer husbandry enterprises operate in Yakutia. 1295 people work in reindeer herding teams, including 1051 reindeer herders and 244 chum workers.