The Ministry of Agriculture expects a full restoration of poultry meat production in the Russian Federation by May, this will further help stabilize prices, the ministry said.
“Currently, there is a certain imbalance between supply and demand on the Russian market. This is due, on the one hand, to an increase in the consumption of poultry meat and eggs as the most accessible sources of animal protein, and on the other hand, to a slight decrease in production against the background of a worsening episodic situation. , full recovery of production in the industry is expected by May, which will further contribute to the stabilization of prices, “- said in the message.
An additional factor driving prices up is outbreaks of avian influenza, which are currently observed in the European Union countries, which are the main suppliers of hatching eggs for Russian broiler poultry farms. “This situation affected the supply of imported hatching eggs to the Russian market and led to the need to adjust the geography of supplies. Taking into account the current situation, the import of hatching eggs was redistributed to other countries. – due to import “, – the department informs.
To reduce the industry’s dependence on imported hatching eggs, it is planned to stimulate the development of their own production. In particular, a regulatory act is currently being prepared providing for the reimbursement of capital costs for the construction and modernization of facilities for the production of hatching eggs from 2022. At the same time, a phased increase in the import customs duty rate for these products is being discussed: from January 1, 2022 – from 0 to 5%, from January 1, 2023 – to 15%.
In addition, a package of additional measures has been developed to preserve the financial stability of producers and stabilize prices for poultry and eggs. Among them – an increase in the limit on preferential short-term loans for poultry industry enterprises from 1 billion to 1.5 billion rubles per borrower, prolongation of preferential investment loans for up to 12 years to enterprises affected by bird flu. Another support measure can be compensation for part of the costs per 1 kilogram of manufactured and sold products.