New Russian poultry plant opens

06-06-2007 | |

Reaching 1.8 million tonnes, poultry production in Russia is expected to exceed the levels seen some 15 years ago.

In 2007, poultry meat production in Russia rose 16%, compared with production levels in 2006, which stood at 1.55 million tonnes.
Russian Agriculture Minister Aleksey Gordeyev announced the rise in production at the opening of a new poultry slaughter and cutting plant in Constantinov, Moscow. According to Gordeyev, four years ago poultry meat was just 7% of the Russian diet, however, in 2006 it rose to 51%, and is could rise to 60% in 2007.
The new plant, Mosselprom, forms part of the APK Development Project, and expected capacity is 6,000 birds processed an hour.
“This new plant is not just a boost to Russian agriculture, but also to the consumer who will benefit from the quality and natural production,” said Gordeyev.

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