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Russia's Meat Output to Rise by Six Per Cent

by 5m Editor
15 March 2010, at 11:00a.m.

RUSSIA - Russian meat production is expected to surge by six per cent in 2010 to 10.5 million tons.

The statement was made by the Ministry of Agriculture in a report on 12 March, reports Xinhua.

The Russian government has increased its funding on domestic meat producers, particularly on poultry meat producers, said the report, aiming to meet domestic demand while realizing meat exportation.

Some 4.7 billion rubles (around US$160.5 million) from federal and regional finances has been used to spur poultry meat production, statistics showed.

In all, 124 relevant projects are currently underway in Russia, with the total production estimated at 646,000 tons.

According to a food security doctrine approved in February, the share of domestic meat and meat products in the country's market should be no less than 85 per cent.