November 30, 2020


Production of Russia's pig industry increases 1.3 times in past five years



Pig farming in Russia is actively developing, being of great interest for investors, according to the country's Ministry of Agriculture.


Over the last five years, the Russian pig industry's output has increased 1.3 times by 1.2 million tonnes. The positive trend has been maintained this year as well - from January to September, the production of slaughter pigs (live weight) increased by 10.4% to 3.9 million tonnes, as stated by Minister of Agriculture Dzhambulat Khatuov at the meeting of the National Union of Pig Breeders.


The leading regions in this area are the Kursk, Tambov, Belgorod, Orel and Voronezh regions. According to estimates from the Ministry of Agriculture, total pig production will reach 5.4 million tonnes in 2020. The breeding base now fully meets the needs of commercial farms in breeding and hybrid young stock, which allows for production of products with the best qualities for consumers.


As was noted at the meeting, the industry faces the important task of increasing the supply abroad and entering new markets.


During the meeting, participants discussed the issues of increasing production efficiency, improving logistics, breeding and the breeding base and ensuring animal welfare.


- Ministry of Agriculture (Russia)