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Russian poultry production declines

Russian poultry production declines

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian poultry production shrank by 5.1% to 1.5 million tonnes (t) in the first five months of the year (January to May 2019), with frozen poultry production down by as much as 24% year-on-year.

Russia's exports of poultry meat to China is tipped to rise over the next five years

Russia to expand poultry exports to China

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian poultry exports to China are expected to grow over the next five years, with total value tipped to reach $814m per annum by 2024, according to KPMG.

Cherkizovo is trialling AI technology to help increase production efficiencies

Cherkizovo invests in artificial intelligence

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Cherkizovo is to install an artificial intelligence (AI) system at one of its meat-processing facilities in order to optimize production process and cut production costs.

Russian pig profitability drops

Russian pig profitability drops

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Average profitability in the Russian pig industry has been falling over the past few years, resulting in some bankruptcies in the industry and scaring investors away from building new pig farms.

Damate's new turkey processing facilty in Penza Oblast

Damate commissions Europe's biggest turkey plant

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian agricultural holding Damate has opened a new turkey meat processing plant in Penza Oblast, Russia, with a planned production capacity of 155,000 tonnes (t) per year.

Russia expects strong growth in pork exports

Russia expects strong growth in pork exports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is set to export 100,000 tonnes (t) of pork in 2019, up 20% compared to the same period of the previous year, Russian government officials have forecast.

Russia to drive horse meat production out of depression

Russia to drive horse meat production out of depression

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Russian Government has prepared a draft program of horse industry development, with a special focus on an increase in the population of meat breeds – the segment where production performance has been shrinking over the past few years.

Russian poultry production sees downturn

Russian poultry production sees downturn

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian farmers produced 1.15 million tonnes (t) of poultry meat in the first quarter of 2019, 6.2% down on the same period of the previous year.

Speculation rife over poultry deal

Speculation rife over Russian poultry deal

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The Russian Government is considering the merging one of the biggest turkey producers Eurodon and major broiler meat producer Belaya Ptitsa.

Russia’s Far East hit hard by FMD

Russia’s Far East hit hard by FMD

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease is close to ruining industrial pig farming in Primorsky Krai in Russia’s Far East region, according to regional governor Oleg Kozhemyako.

Russian Government allocates billions to support meat exporters

Russian Government allocates billions to support meat exporters

By Aidan Fortune

Russia is ready to allocate RUB406 billion (US$6.5bn) to agriculture producers in the form of soft loans in the next five years to support meat exports, Russian deputy agriculture minister Sergey Levin has said. Speaking during a press conference in Moscow,...