Reindeer breeders in Chukotka conclude autumn round-up
RAIPON, 11 October 2005
In Chukotka 80 % of the reindeer have now been counted. Since the beginning of 2005 the livestock in the area has increased by 24,966 animals or 19 %. By 1 October there were 156,349 head, 70,585 of which were females. Now reindeer breeders bring in the new-born calves for veterinary treatment. The goal for Chukotka was to have 150,000 head by 1 January 2006.
Herd size by district: