At the beginning of the 2016, it was estimated that Mongolia had a breeding stock of 23.8 million female animals, of which, 105,200 were female camels, 952,500 mares, 1,400,000 cows, 10,600,000 ewes and 9,600,000 female goats.
As of 25th March, 12% - or 2,700,000 - of these animals have produced offspring. The statistics are as follows: 11500 baby camels, 7400 foals, 46200 calves, 1.400.000 lambs and 1.300.000 kids. In total, 97.2% of these young animals are growing normally.
At present, 20% of the territory of Mongolia is still covered with snow, in particular the provinces of Bayan-Ulgii, Zavkhan and Uvs. In some of the soums (districts) of Uvs Province, the height of snow is 20-64 centimeters. Naturally, this is causing problems in this year’s lambing and calving season.