The head department of statistics generalized results of the accounting of cattle as of January 1, 2009. Unfortunately, as before, in area the negative tendency of reduction of number of agricultural animals was observed. For the beginning of January, 2009 in all categories of farms of area 145,6 thousand heads of cattle, including 96,2 thousand heads of cows, 113,7 thousand heads of pigs, 48,6 thousand heads of sheep and goats, 3742 thousand heads of a bird were. For 2008 the number of cattle in area was reduced by 3%, from it cows - for 5%, pigs - for 11%, and the number of sheep and goats grew by 13%, birds - for 30%.
The main part of a livestock of cattle in the region (as well as as a whole across Ukraine) for this time contains in population farms. On their farmsteads with concentration 48-91% of all-regional number of different types of cattle and 52% - a bird. According to the account, in these farms as of January 1, 2009 there were 121,5 thousand heads of cattle, from them 87 thousand heads of cows, 54,2 thousand heads of pigs, 32,8 thousand heads of sheep and goats, 1934,3 thousand heads of a bird of all types. In comparison with the beginning of 2008 the number of a number of cattle was reduced by 2%, from it cows - for 4%, pigs - for 8%. In the same time, increased in households existence of a livestock of sheep and goats for 18%, birds - for 12%.