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Russia Had 9 Million Cows as of Oct. 1, Up 0.6% From Year Before

October 19, 2011

Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Russia had 9 million cows as of Oct. 1, up 0.6 percent from a year earlier, the Russian Federal State Statistics Service said.

The total of 18.8 million pigs was up 0.4 percent and the 24 million sheep and goats was up 2.1 percent, the service said in an e-mailed statement today. Production of meat and poultry, including byproducts, rose 4.4 percent to 7.1 million metric tons through July this year compared with a year earlier, it said.

--Editors: Claudia Carpenter, Alastair Reed

To contact the reporter on this story: Marina Sysoyeva in Moscow msysoyeva@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net


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