November 28, 2011
Russia's meat output expected to rise 4.7% on-year
Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik said Friday (Nov 25) that Russia's meat output is expected to increase 4.7% on-year to 7.5 million tonnes.
Of the total, the highest growth is expected in the poultry production sector, Skrynnik said, adding that domestic poultry production is to grow 10.6% on the year to 3.2 million tonnes in 2011.
Russia's pork production is expected to be up 4.6% on the year to 2.4 million tonnes this year, the minister added.
In addition, Skrynnik said that Russia's beef and milk production stabilized at around 1.7 million tonnes and 31.5â€“32 million tonnes respectively over the past several years.