Dagestan rates first among Russian regions on export of mutton
Dagestan lamb is in great demand on the food market in Russia and abroad. In 2018 Dagestan exported 8 thousand tons of mutton, which meets all world standards. The region currently produces and ships more than 30,000 tons of mutton. Approx half of it is exported to other countries.
Dagestan is the only region in the Russian Federation that ships such a quantity of mutton meat. To improve meat qualities, the local farmers carry out selection work by cross-breeding the Meat Merino breed and Dagestan mountain breed. At the same time they preserve the uniqueness of the sheep breed. It must retain its adaptability to the mountain sheep breeding system, which is widespread in the republic.