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The production of livestock and poultry is growing in Russia

As FSSS says “in the first five months of this year, production of agricultural products grew by 2.5% to almost 1.3 trillion rubles. In January-May 2017, the dynamics was lower — 0.9%.”

The main growth driver was the production of livestock and poultry for slaughter, which increased by 4.6%, amounting to 5.7 million tones for all farms (hereinafter — live weight). Gross milk yield reached 12.2 million tons (+ 1.9%). The production of eggs increased by 1.4% to 18.4 billion units.

In agricultural organizations, the increase in livestock and poultry for slaughter was more significant — 6.5%. Swine production added 11.5%, production of cattle — 6.6%, poultry — 3.6%. The milk yield in the industrial sector amounted to 6.8 million tons, which is 4.4% more than the figure for January-May last year. The production of eggs in the agricultural organizations grew by 2.3% to 15 billion units. At the same time, the cattle stock at the end of May was at the level of the same period last year, including a herd of cows decreased by 0.6%. Sheep and goats less by 3.8%, birds — by 1.2%. But the herd of swine in the agricultural organizations increased by 8.4%.

In general, according to the union, the output of all kinds of meat in the first half of 2018 amounted to 4.86 million tonnes in slaughter weight, which is 4.3% more than in the same period in 2017. However, the growth rate of the sector is lower than it was in January-June last year when meat production increased by 5%, the NSS recalls. «At the end of the year, the total increase in meat will apparently exceed 400 thousand tons,» forecasts Yury Kovalev, the union’s general director. «First of all, the pig and poultry sectors will provide an increase.

Source: Agroinvestor

British poultry farmers reduced the use of antibiotics by 82%



The latest report of the British Poultry Council (BPC) reports that the sector reduced the use of antibiotics by 82% in the last six years, and almost half of this reduction (39.36%) was achieved between 2016-2017. In addition, the use of fluoroquinolones (a critically important antibiotic for human health) over the past six years (2012-2017) has been reduced by 91%, the Council said.

«Poultry meat is half of all meat consumed in the UK, and we use less than 9.7% of the total number of antibiotics licensed to use in livestock. We have successfully reduced the use of antibiotics by 82% over the past six years and stopped all preventive procedures, as well as the use of colistins — the most important antibiotics that are critical to human health. We use them only as a «last resort», — explained the chairman of the BPC John Reed. However, zero use cannot be achieved. «Zero antibiotic use is neither ethical nor sustainable, as it goes against the farmers’ responsibility to alleviate the pain and suffering of animals if they become ill».

The Chief Veterinary Officer of Great Britain Christina Middlemiss congratulated the members of the Council for achieving such significant results. «Continuous monitoring of biosecurity and disease control while ensuring the rational use of antibiotics is an integral part of the sustainability of British agriculture,» she said.


Sourse: Meatinfo

Foreign companies will help expand the capacity of Russian milk producers


Vietnamese agricultural conglomerate TH Group signed the agreement with the Russian Private Equity Fund (RPEF) on the construction of integrated complexes for the production of dairy products in the Moscow and Kaluga regions. According to the RPEF, the total investment will be $ 633 million. The agreement was concluded during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

The report argues that «the agreement involves the construction of two dairy plants with an aggregate output of more than 300 thousand tons of milk per year. The total number of livestock will be 45 thousand cows «. The beginning of construction is planned for the fourth quarter of 2018th; the expected duration of the project three years. It also includes the creation of its own distribution network for the sale of products manufactured at the mills. According to the general director of the RPEF Kirill Dmitriev, the fund is confident in the success of the joint project since the Russian dairy industry is not able to fully meet the domestic demand for dairy products, and the Moscow region is particularly scarce.

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In turn, Thay Huong the «TH Group» founder, said that the group has clear plans for Russia, where the demand for milk is very high. She again confirmed the company’s intention to invest $ 2.7 billion in Russian production. The first farm, designed for 6,000 cows, was opened by the TH Group in the Volokolamsky district of the Moscow Region in February 2018th. According to the Andrei Razin region head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the daily yield in the farm is still 15 tons. At the end of April it was reported that for the TH Group project sites were selected in two more districts of the Moscow region.

Also at SPIEF, Moscow region government signed an agreement with the company EcoNiva on the construction of two dairy farms in the region for 2.8 thousand cows of a dairy herd. According to the report of the agro-department of the region, investments in the first farm are estimated at 2.5 billion rubles. The project implementation period is until 2020th. The complex will be located on 16 thousand hectares. «We agreed to purchase an agricultural enterprise in Stupino,» said Stefan Duerr, the general director of EcoNiva, «We currently have only 350 thousand hectares of land in Russia in various regions, and we are not working in the Moscow region yet.» According to Duerr, the construction of farms in the suburbs will add to the 1360 tons of milk per day, which the company produces now, another 160 tons. Also, EcoNiva signed an agreement with Voronezh region on the construction of two livestock complexes each for 2,8 thousand cows. Now EcoNiva has 18 complexes, four are being prepared for commissioning, and another 10 have been started, and will be completed at the end of the current year or early next year.

The authorities of the Stavropol region entered into an agreement with the «Agroalliance Invest Company» on the modernization of the dairy cattle-breeding complex for 1.2 thousand heads of cattle. As the press service region governor informed that the volume of investments will amount to 1 billion rubles, the period of implementation will be until the end of 2019. «It is expected that following the results of its (modernization project), the number of milking flocks will first increase to 1.7 thousand, and then — up to 3.2 thousand heads. At the same time, the planned volume of raw milk production will be 10.2 thousand tons per year, «the report said. And the government of the Kaliningrad region signed an agreement with the «Zalesky Moloko» group and Rosselkhozbank on the construction of two livestock complexes and a breeding and genetic center in the region worth 4.4 billion rubles. The production capacity of the complexes is not reported, the chairman of the board of directors of «Zalesky Moloko», Andrei Romanov, said only that their input will increase the group share in the gross volume of raw milk production in the region from 43% to 56%.

Also at SPIEF it became known about the intention of “Hohland Rusland” (a subsidiary of the Hochland group of companies) to invest 1.5 billion rubles in the modernization of the Belinsky cheese-making factory, purchased from “Damate” at the end of 2017th. As reported on the website of the Government of the Penza region, during the first phase of the project it is planned to install new technological equipment with a capacity of 300 tons per day. Commissioning is scheduled for June 2019. In addition, PepsiCo plans to invest about 400 million rubles in the modernization and expansion of production of the holding company «Opole» in the Vladimir region. According to the press service of the governor of the region, now «Opole» processes up to 200 tons of raw milk daily and is one of the largest producers of dairy products in the region.

According to Rosstat, in January-April 2018th, the production of raw milk in agricultural organizations amounted to 5.3 million tons, which is 232 thousand tons or 4.6% more than the same period a year earlier. In percentage terms, the largest growth was observed in the Kaluga region, where it was 24%. In absolute terms, the highest growth was registered in the Krasnodar Territory (+25 thousand tons), in Novosibirsk (+20 thousand tons) and Voronezh (+19.5 thousand tons) regions. For four months of this year, the yield per cow for the country averaged 2,132 kg, 3.5% more than a year ago. Last year, according to the updated official statistics, the production of raw milk in the country increased by 1.4% to 31.2 million tons, including agricultural organizations increased output by 612 thousand tons to 15.7 million tons. Earlier in May, the first Deputy Minister of Agriculture Dzhambulat Hatuov predicted that by the end of 2018th, Russia could increase milk production by 700 thousand tons.

Source: Agroinvestor

Russia is actively increases meat exports

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According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the export of poultry meat in the last decade of April 2018th increased by 1.4 times — from 31.5 thousand tons in the same period in 2017th to 43 thousand tons, swine -1.4 times from 16,6 thousand tons to 23.7 thousand tons, beef — 1.5 times from 0.4 thousand tons to 0.6 thousand tons. Over the past five years, trade in meat products of all kinds has grown 3.4 times — from 65.8 thousand tons to $ 86.8 million in 2013th to 229 thousand tons $ 307 million in last year.

According to Andrei Dalnov, the head of the strategic marketing department of the Cherkizovo group (the largest meat producer according to the rating of Agroinvestor by the end of 2016th), the development of exports of swine and chicken sub-products and broiler meat is most promising for the Russian companies. By-products are especially in demand in the Far East «provided that importers meet the quality requirements, trade in this direction can be significantly increased,» he commented to «Agroinvestor». — Last year, the export of by-products, according to the FCS, increased by 38% to 56 thousand tons. Domestic broiler meat is in demand in the CIS countries. These are the markets that are pretty close to Russia in terms of their dynamics and consumer preferences with all the pros and cons of our producers, Dalnov says.

According to FSSS, in the first three months of this year, Russia produced 2.7 million tons of livestock and poultry meat, which is 7% more than in January-March 2017th. That including 231.3 thousand tons of beef, 960.1 thousand tons of swine, 1.5 million tons of poultry meat.

On May 7th President Vladimir Putin on May 7th signed a decree on «National goals and strategic tasks of the development of the Russian Federation until 2024» after the inauguration ceremony. It lists national goals, the achievement of which the government must ensure until 2024th. One of them concerns the export of agricultural products and foodstuffs, which in the next six years should reach   $ 45 billion.

According to the previously prepared draft of agroexport development, by 2025th the volume of export of agricultural products was to reach $ 30 billion.


Source: Agroinvestor

Russia will become one of the leaders of the global market of Agroindustrial complex

Revenues from exports of agricultural products by one third exceeded revenues from the arms exports. In the coming years, Russia will become one of the leaders of the global agro-industrial market. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the plenary session of the All-Russian Forum of Agricultural Producers on March 12th.

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The head of state stressed that in recent years the situation in the Russian agricultural business sector has changed dramatically: the industry has become one of the drivers of the growth of the entire Russian economy.

President noted that «the volume of agricultural production in Russia has been growing for five consecutive years, beginning in 2013th. At the same time, the volume of livestock products is growing for 13 consecutive years! This growth has been observed since 2005, and not only in the conditions of covering our markets for your competitors in connection with certain events».

He stressed that since 2000nd  «the output of agricultural products has almost doubled, the production of crop, sugar beet, livestock, and  poultry increased, and the production of food products doubled. According to the updated data, last year’s harvest — 135.4 million tons — is an amazing result. »

The president also drew attention by remembering» By the end of 2000, I remember how I was happy that we basically have enough to close our needs,» the president drew attention.

Vladimir Putin also set the task to improve the quality of Russian products, to increase the competitiveness of domestic enterprises.
«Our agricultural enterprises are able to solve such problems. Compared to the 2000th, the export of agricultural products and food products grew by 16 times — it’s just amazing, «Vladimir Putin said, adding that today the revenues from the export of agricultural products are one-third higher than the proceeds from arms exports: 28.8 billion against 15, 6 billion

President concluded by noting that «even 20 years ago our country actively bought grain abroad, today – we occupy the first place of the largest exporter of wheat. The second place is for crop supplies in general. The export of sugar, swine, and poultry is increasing. In the coming years, Russia will become one of the leaders of the global agro-industrial market. In four years, we plan to supply more to foreign markets than we import, «the president said.

Source: Regnum

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