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.
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