Poultry production in Russia is on the increase with the first 9 months of this year seeing an 8.2% rise over last year’s output, according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.
Across all categories of farms, slaughter in live weight amounted to 4.315 million tonnes an increase of 325,300 tonnes over the same period last year.
Leading poultry regions
The leading regions in the production of poultry during this period were: Mari El Republic – 51,600 tonnes,Belgorod Oblast – 36,100 tonnes,Bryansk Oblast – 41,100 tonnes, Novgorod region – 26,200 tonnes. Also the production of poultry for slaughter in live weight has strongly raised in Pskov (from 2,800 tonnes to 13,700 tonnes) and Ivanovo (from 1,400 tonnes to 16,800 tonnes) in comparison with the last year.
In September of this year the average price of egg and poultry meat in live weight among agricultural producers amounted to RUB 36.4/dozen (US$ 0.56) and RUB 94.97/kg (US$ 1.5), respectively, for eggs the price has increased by 12.8%, for poultry this has decreased by 3.5% compared to the prices of September 2014.