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Russia’s Poultry Production Climbed 22% in July, Rosstat Says

August 20, 2012

Russia’s poultry output rose 22 percent to 285,000 metric tons in July compared with a year earlier, the state statistics service said.

Meat from cattle climbed 11 percent to 107,000 tons in July and pork production increased 16 percent to 76,300 tons, the service, known as Rosstat, said in an e-mailed statement today. The figures include byproducts.

Russia’s production of cattle and poultry in so-called live weight, which includes meat, bones and byproducts, increased 8.8 percent to 5.8 million tons in January through July compared with a year earlier, the state statistics service said.

Cattle and poultry output was 800,000 tons in July, up 9.8 percent from a year earlier, the service said.

Cattle numbers increased 1.2 percent to 21.4 million head by the end of July compared with a year earlier, the service said. That number included 9.1 million cows, which is 2.2 percent more than a year earlier. The hog count rose 4.5 percent to 19.6 million, while sheep and goats increased 6.9 percent to 27.3 million, Rosstat said.

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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