Russia: Increase pork production through modern genetics

30-04-2010 | |

Russia plans to increase pork production through the use of modern genetics and breeding of hybrid pigs.

Modern genetics can provide a high meat yield, high growth rates during fattening, which ultimately allows to improve profitability even amid unfavourable market conditions.
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Genetics provides 80% improvement of all indicators of productivity and therefore economic indicators in pig breeding industry.
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Despite increasing production of pork in the country in recent years, Russia still lags behind such countries as Denmark and the Netherlands in terms of number of piglets per capita.
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In addition, the country still faces an acute shortage of genetic centers for pig breeding, despite some recently announced ambitious projects supported by the state
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According to Russian analysts, Russia may completely stop imports of pork from abroad, in the case of increasing© piglets production to at least 1-2 piglets per capita.
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(By Evegen Vorotnikov)

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