Russia’s poultry production climbed about 16 percent in August from a year earlier, while pork and cattle output also rose, Bloomberg News reported, citing an emailed statement from the Russian statistical service Rosstat.
Poultry production, including byproducts, increased to 277,000 metric tons in the month. Beef rose 4.4 percent to 110,000 tons and pork increased 8.9 percent to 76,900 tons, the report said.
From January through August, production of live-weight cattle and poultry, which includes meat, bones and byproducts, increased 8.8 percent to 6.6 million tons, the report said.
The number of cattle increased 1.2 percent to 21.2 million head by the end of August, compared with a year ago, and included 9.1 million cows, a gain of 2.1 percent. Hogs rose 5 percent to 19.7 million animals, according to the report.
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