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Russia’s Miratorg Increases Aberdeen-Angus Herd to 58,000 Cows

June 06, 2012

Miratorg Agribusiness Holding, Russia’s largest pork and animal-feed producer, brought in another shipment of Aberdeen-Angus cows, bringing its total herd to 58,000, the company said today.

A ship carrying 4,770 cows arrived from the U.S. at the Ust-Luga port near St. Petersburg on the Baltic Sea on June 3 after an 18-day journey, the company said in an e-mailed statement. The cattle were transported to the company’s farms in the Bryansk region in western Russia.

Miratorg plans to increase the herd to 80,000 breeding cattle in autumn and to 112,000 cows by the beginning of next year, in a bid to start beef output after 2014.

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

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


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