March 13, 2013
Russia sees uneven distribution in feed output during 2012
Russia's feed production capacities are unevenly distributed, according to a Russian Feed Producers Union (FPU) data on the country's feed output in different regions and Federal Districts during 2012.
Last year, the main feed production region in the country was Belgorod Oblast. In 2012, the region produced 18.5% of Russia's feed output.
The region increases the level of production by 100,000 - 200,000 tonnes every year. At second place, in terms of feed production in the country, is Leningrad Oblast, which produces 6.8% out of Russian feed. It is followed by the Chelyabinsk region (4.7%), Moscow region (4.1%), Tatarstan (3.8%), Krasnodar Krai (3.7%) and Sverdlovsk region (3.2%).
The eight leading regions produce almost half of the total feed production in the country. Almost all feed producing regions are located in the central European part of Russia. At the same time, Siberia account for only 10% of the production of animal feed.
Among the Federal Districts with the largest amount of produced feed is the Central area which account for 38.9% of national feed production. It is followed by the Volga Federal District (18.5%), North-West Federal District (11%), Siberian Federal District (10.0%), Ural Federal District (9.8%), South Federal District (8.7%), North Caucasus Federal District (1.4%), and the Far East Federal District (1.4%).