Russian pig production continues to break records

Following record growth in the number of pigs in early 2013, with production in the sector / agricultural enterprises has set the new benchmark. 

Pork production increased continuously over the past 5 years, reached by April 2013 level of 167.5 thousand tons in carcass weight. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year increase in production was 45.2 million tons, or a record 37%. Overall, for the period January-April 2013 the domestic production in the corporate sector increased by 134.2 thousand tons (+30%) compared with the corresponding period last year. The main reason — the launch of new and upgraded capacity to grow as a result of the implementation of many investment projects initiated 4-5 years ago.

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