Pig breeding in Russia has risen by approximately 6% in the period between January and September.
This message was stated by agricultural minister Alexei Gordeyev. He said altogether Russia’s meat production grew by 4%, about 5,700 tonnes, of which the pig rates were among the best. Major pig breeding farms even increased production by 12.5%.
The leading meat producing regions are the Belgorod, Lipetsk, Penza and Moscow regions and the Krasnodar territory.
Faster livestock farming development is one of the aims of the agro-industrial complex development national project. It is expected to push up the production of meat by 7% over a two-year period.