02 February 2012, Thursday, 11:46

Vladimir Putin called Bashkortostan one of Russian leading meat producers

author: Galia Nabieva

“We already fully supply ourselves with poultry meat and start entering foreign markets. We also have very good results in hog breeding” – the Prime-Minister Vladimir Putin said at the meeting, devoted to development of cattle-breeding in Russia, in Tambov.

“Now I can name our leaders on meat production: Belgorod region, Voronezh, Moscow, Leningrad, Rostov, Saratov, Chelyabinsk, Stavropol regions, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Krasnodar and Altai regions” – Vladimir Putin stated.

He has underscored that cattle-breeding is considered the key branch in agricultural sector and situation in the internal market and prosperity of many thousand people, working in this sphere, depend on its stability.

The Prime-Minister has reminded that production of cattle and poultry in 2012 is expected at the level of 11,6 million tons in live weight – by 660 thousand tons or by 6% more than in 2011.

Vladimir Putin has also told about supporting measures for Russian agriculture: special branch programs for meat and milk cattle-breeding, poultry farming and hog breeding were launched in the country.

In 2011 379 thousand tons of cattle and poultry meat has been produced in Bashkortostan, the Ministry for agriculture RB reported. Republic begins developing hog breeding. Thus, the agricultural holding company “RAZGULAY” develops the project for construction of modern complexes, specializing in meat production and processing, in three regions of Bashkortostan. The overall annual output capacity of these complexes will reach 70 thousand tons of pork in live weight. Specialists estimate the cost of this project at more than 13 billion rubles.

The agricultural holding company “EXIMA” also begins developing hog breeding in the region and intends to open modern selection hog breeding center in the Republic, estimated at one billion rubles of investments. The center will supply Republican farms and farms in neighboring regions with high-quality pedigree livestock. The center will rear about 10 thousand pedigree pigs and 25 thousand commercial pigs annually — about three thousand tons of pork in live weight.

themes: agriculture