6 December 2022

Cherkizovo acquires Bashkortostan’s largest agricultural holding

Ufa, Russia — December 6 – Cherkizovo Group (MOEX: GCHE), Russia’s largest meat producer, has won the auction for the sale of Russian Grain Ufa's poultry, crop, and fodder production businesses. The acquisition will strengthen the Company's position in the poultry market in the Urals and neighboring regions.

2 December 2022

Cherkizovo Group launches a 3D advertising campaign

Moscow, Russia — December 2 – Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat producer, launched an outdoor 3D advertising campaign to promote its Salchichon premium sausages in anticipation of the New Year holiday season. The Company became one of Russia’s first food producers to introduce this technology in its promotional activities.

2 December 2022

National indexes of meat supply (IMS), October 2022

Cherkizovo Group publishes industrial meat supply indexes for October 2022. The indexes describe dynamics of meat supply — poultry, pork and beef — in Russia.

Cherkizovo Group once again tops the list of Russian chicken meat producers

February 4, 2022

Moscow, Russia – February 4 – Cherkizovo Group (Petelinka, Kurinoe Tsarstvo brands) has retained its leading position among Russia’s largest chicken meat producers. In 2021, it produced 813,000 tonnes of live-weight meat, which accounted for around 13 % of industrial poultry production in the country.  

The National Union of Poultry Farmers ranked Russia’s largest chicken meat producers based on their results in 2021. Like in previous years, Cherkizovo Group came out on top with 813,000 tonnes of meat produced (here and below in live weight). According to the Union, this represented an increase of 19,000 tonnes, or 2.4 %, from the previous year.

Cherkizovo Group was able to produce more chicken meat in 2021 even despite the temporary suspension of operations at Altaisky Broiler in the third quarter. The shutdown resulted in about 26,000 tonnes less chicken meat produced by the Company. However, this was mitigated by growing sales of branded products in the Russian retail segment, a recovery of demand in the food service channel (after the restrictions on restaurants had been lifted) and a further increase in exports.

In 2021, Cherkizovo Group exported 62,000 tonnes of products, which makes it the second largest Russian exporter of chicken meat. China remains the key foreign market for the Company, mainly purchasing chicken by-products (chicken feet), which are not very popular in Russia.