Increase in Russian pig breeding
The number of pigs in Russia has been growing
rapidly in the last twelve months.
At August 1, the number of pigs in Russia was 15.7 million, an increase of
6.9%, compared with a year earlier, the Russian agricultural ministry
Pig breeding is expanding in Russia, with many investments going into brand
new farms. The cattle industry is showing the opposite tendency as beef
production is not as profitable as pig breeding. The number of cows fell by 4.9%
to 9.6 million.
The number of sheep and goats on August 1 was 21 million, a 4.1% rise
Russia's total slaughter of cattle, pigs and poultry for meat in
January-July increased by 3.9%, compared with the corresponding period last
year, to 3.7 million metric tonnes.
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