Sergei Mikhailov: A vow to make Russia a global meat player like the US
This year, Cherkizovo is ranked first in the Agroinvestor’s list of Russia’s largest meat producers, an accolade that came after it had hown its ability to deliver consistent growth despite a volatile domestic market.
Pork Consumption Overtakes Beef
Meat consumption patterns have changed significantly in the last few years. According to the Russian Meat Union, 10 years ago, Russians preferred beef, pork was in second place, and poultry had a negligible share.
Meat Production in Russia Will Increase by 6% Due to Import Substitution
Production of livestock and poultry for slaughter will increase by 6.5% by 2017 with accelerated import substitution. Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Yuriev reported this information.
New Subprograms Added to State Agribusiness Development Program
The following subprograms have been added to the program: development of dairy cattle breeding; support for breeding, selection, and seed production; development of outdoor and protected vegetable and seed potato growing; development of wholesale distribution centres and social catering system infrastructure; and development of a loan financing system for agribusiness. These measures were introduced by a government resolution signed on December 19.
The Russian Ministry of Agriculture conducts a comprehensive analysis of state statistical reporting data in the course of implementation of the State Programme for Agricultural Development and Regulation of Agricultural Products, Raw Materials and Food Markets for 2013–2020 in terms of livestock breeding development measures in Russia.