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Ust-Abakan Poultry to Increase Production

5 October 2012, at 8:53am

RUSSIA - The Ust-Abakan poultry complex in the Republic of Khakasia has put forward plans to increase production.

At a meeting with the deputy minister of food and agriculture, Valeri Abramenko, the CEO of the plant, Tatiana Kuzmina, said that the most important thing at present for the plant was to start reconstruction.

"We have already upgraded three areas - two for adult birds and one for young ones.

"In November, a fourth part of the upgrade has been planned and in January, another building is expected to be refurbished."

She said the company has already spent 40 million rubles on new equipment, the cost of which is to be recovered through existing government programmes financed by the state budget.

In 2010, the company spent RUB12,040,000 on upgrading equipment and over the past year the Ust Abakan poultry complex has received RUB4 million from federal funds.

The poultry farm has seven existing buildings and one that is used to house replacement birds, where chicks are raised for 110 days.

The immediate plans are to increase production by half. At present there are 228,000 laying hens and by the end of 2013 that number should be increased to 400,000.

The Ust-Abakan poultry complex at present produces 180,000 eggs per day and the production plan for October is for 5,700,000 eggs.

According to the director of the company, this is 25 per cent of the total demand in Khakasia.

In the long term, the plant's capacity will be increased so that by 2017, the amount invested in the complex will have reached RUB266 million.