Russia

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,...

Auchan to expand meat processing business in Russia

Auchan to expand meat processing business in Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

French retailer Auchan has revealed plans to increase the production capacity of its meat processing plant in Tambov Oblast, Russia, to 70,000 tonnes (t) by 2020, in order to become fully self-sufficient in meat products on the local market, the company...

Russian meat production tipped to grow

Russian meat production benefits from export growth

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is likely to see moderate growth in poultry, pork and beef production in 2019, as it capitalises on a rapid expansion in exports and continuous state support, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has forecast.

Russian meat giant tipped to continue acquisitions

Cherkizovo reportedly eyeing up Eurodon

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s biggest meat producer Cherkizovo is reportedly eyeing a takeover of another poultry business – agricultural holding Eurodon, following the acquisitions of the broiler holding Belaya Ptitsa and the meat processor Samson in December 2018.