November 23, 2021


Russia meets local demand for pork through domestic production, according to agriculture ministry



The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia recently discussed the development of the pork industry and the provision of veterinary welfare in this segment of livestock production.


During the meeting, Russia was noted for meeting domestic market demand for pork through its own production.


In recent years, there has been a steady growth in production volume, increasing 8.8% in 2020. This year, positive dynamics were observed in 35 regions of the country. Leading regions are Kursk, Pskov, Tambov, Tula and Orel. The ministry estimates that in 2021, pig production will remain at last year's level.


Participants paid special attention to the issue of epizootic well-being in the industry.


According to First Deputy Minister of Agriculture Jambulat Khatuov, Russia has created a modern pig farming industry largely due to the measures of state support implemented for the creation of new facilities and maintaining current activities.


Additionally, the mechanism of livestock insurance is working, which is especially important, taking into account that the main risks for the industry are associated with the epizootic situation.


As a result of the meeting, the regions were tasked with strengthening control over the epizootic situation, monitoring and forecasting production indicators.


- Ministry of Agriculture (Russia)