• Short Summary

    The major industry of the Yakutia region of the USSR is fast becoming reindeer breeding.?

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    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.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA96SHTV7QP2072DQFRJ12ZDSRQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA96SHTV7QP2072DQFRJ12ZDSRQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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