The highest growth rate was registered in the following regions: Pskov, Belgorod, Voronezh, Kursk, Lipetsk and Krasnodar territory.
Slaughter pig production grew 4.7% in January-September 2019 to 3.55 million tons (+157.9 thousand tons y/y) in all categories of farms.
Export of pork meat was also on rise and amounted to 31.6 thousand tons (including shipments to EAEU), which is 43.5% more than for the same period in 2018.
Currently, the key factors influencing the development of all domestic livestock production are the formation of a modern pedigree base, the development of logistics, the strengthening of veterinary protection and rising export potential. The Russian agro-industrial complex faces the task of increasing exports, and pig breeding is one of the priority areas.