Currently, 45% of the total gross of Agricultural output produced in Kazakhstan is an animal husbandry. As a part of development of the Agro-Industrial complex for 2017-2021, about 30% or 35.9 billion tenge was allocated for subsidizing investment projects in the livestock sector.
Based on analysis and comparison of the foreign markets and domestic production capacities potential, main long-term priority of the agro-industrial complex development is a meat cattle breeding.
The adopted model is based on traditions of nomadic transhumance and competitive advantages of Kazakhstan:
180 million hectares of pastures (of which 58 million hectares are used);
3.8 million people of able-bodied rural population (of which 1.3 million people are employed in agriculture);
proximity to major growth markets with total imports of more than 2 million tons per year;
developed crop production, which has unlimited potential for the development of forage base, including on irrigated lands (by 2021 irrigated lands will be increased to 2 million hectares, by 2030 - to 3 million hectares).

The new approach involves participation of a large number of small farms in a single technological conveyor of meat production. Family farmers will be engaged in raising livestock and getting gobies for fattening, industrial feedlots - intensive fattening, meat processing plants - industrial slaughter of livestock, deep processing and marketing of finished products.