The reindeer herders of Yakutia bought deer from colleagues Chukotka for the first time in 15 years

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Yakut reindeer farm Turvaurgin first time in 15 years purchased from colleagues in Chukotka agricultural “Island” 200 reindeer Chukchi breed. The last such purchase was 15 years ago, reports TASS with reference to head of Department for development of traditional industries of the North and of the fisheries industry of the state Committee on the Arctic the government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) innocent Balanova.

According to him, it is planned to make such purchases every five years to “refresh” the blood of animals.

It is planned that in November, the Yakut reindeer herders overtake a herd of bilibinskiy district of Chukotka in Nizhnekolymskiy district, Yakutia. This time in the regions to establish a sustainable snow and ice crossing. Yakut reindeer herders and livestock already visited Chukotka and began to prepare for the stretch of the herd.

The Chukotka breed of deer are bred in only one district, Yakutia — Nizhnekolymsky, where the Chukchi people graze about 15 thousand individuals. This breed is highly prized in Yakutia and Chukotka as meat.

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