Russian cattle and poultry output up 9% year-over-year in January in terms of live weight to 900,000 tonnes, government data states; egg production up 0.5% to 3.4 billion eggs, milk production falls 2.8% to 1.9 million tonnes

MOSCOW , February 19, 2013 () – Farms of all categories in Russia (agricultural organizations, farms, the public) produced product worth 106.7 billion rubles in current prices (preliminary estimate) in January, a 2.5% year-on-year increase, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) reported on Tuesday.

Cattle and poultry output (in live weight) grew 9% year-on-year to 900,000 tonnes in January. Egg production edged up 0.5% to 3.4 billion eggs.

Milk production, meanwhile, was down 2.8% to 1.9 million tonnes.

By the end of January, head of cattle at farms of all types totaled 20 million, down 0.6% year-on-year, including 8.9 million cows (down 0.9%). The hog population grew 10.3% to 19.2 million head, and the sheep and goat population rose 5.9% to 23.9 million head.

Of all livestock at private farms, 45.2% was made up of cattle, 23.8% of hogs and 47% of sheep and goats. By the end of January 2012, those numbers were 46.1%, 29.5% and 49.9%, respectively.

By the beginning of February, cattle feed provisions per head at agricultural organizations was 18.7% less year-on-year.


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