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Russian domestic super breed for independence

  • 3 Jun 13:52

Over the past decades Russian poultry production suffered from a lack of domestic breeding material and had to rely on imports. Now the Russian government is considering banning imports of all breeding stock from the EU and US, prompting farmers in the country to switch to domestic crossbreeds. All hopes are riding on a new crossbreed known as Smena-8, informally called “Russian broiler superbreed”. Smena is the biggest and the most successful breeding farm in the Russian poultry industry. Located in Sergiev Posad 75 km north of Moscow, the farm has been selling hatching eggs to at least 50 companies in 38 Russian regions, plus to a few farms in Belarus and. Read more...