The major industry of the Yakutia region of the USSR is fast becoming reindeer breeding.?
The major industry of the Yakutia region of the USSR is fast becoming reindeer breeding. At latest count there were 400-thousand of the animals feeding in the tundra areas within the borders of Yakutia.
It has been found the reindeer can be cultivated in large numbers within farms. The largest is the Zhigansky State Farm which has a herd of 11-thousand reindeer. It's claimed this is nearly three times the number of reindeer to be found in Canada.
The animals are the only deer capable of domestication. They are used to pull sleighs, to carry loads, for milk and ultimately for meet. Slaughter time for the animals comes with the autumn.