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All news / Miratorg starts export of high quality beef to China

  • 09 Apr 2020, 11:25

 ABH Miratorg, the biggest pork and beef producer in Russia, informs about being the first among Russian producers to start exporting high quality beef to China. Within the first shipment the company sent 200 tons of products.

Miratorg is the biggest beef producer in Russia. Investments of the company into the interregional project of beef cattle breeding exceed 100 billion rubles. 98 cattle farms are built in 6 regions of the Russian Federation while the total population of the specialized beef breed Aberdeen Angus so far exceeds 700 thousand heads what allows meeting growing demand in raw materials both in Russian and world markets.

In 2019 the volume of beef production exceeded 149 tons of finished products. The company plans to increase it by 20% in 2020 and expand the geography of export supplies. Miratorg supplies meat to about 30 countries including Gulf Countries, South-East Asia, Africa, Latin America, Customs Union and CIS.

Miratorg obtained the license for beef export to China in January 2020. Earlier the company started supplying beef to Hong Kong. In first decade of April Miratorg will ship first containers to the continent. Negotiations on state-by-state level have been conducted for about seven years. Within the first batch the agribusiness holding exported to China 200 tons of high quality beef for wholesale marketing channels and food service. The company is working on creation of a product line for retail.

“Beginning of supplies to China is an important step for beef producers in the Russian Federation which is now possible due to effective partnership between the state and business. The objective set by the president of the Russian Federation is to increase export potential of agricultural products including high-level processing – meat and products of processing. We have practically resolved the issue of import replacement while the potential for increase of production of competitive products is still huge. The biggest advantage of our products are ecological cleanness, high quality standards, biological and sanitary safety which allows to successfully compete with leading beef exporters on China market such as Australia, Argentina and Brazil,” commented Viktor Linnik, president of ABH Miratorg.