Russian Meat, Milk Shipments to Advance at Least 20% by 2020

Russia will produce enough meat and milk to increase exports of both by at least 20 percent by 2020, Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik said.

Meat production is seen rising 23 percent to 1.8 million metric tons, while milk output will increase 20 percent to 6.5 million tons in 2020, according to an e-mailed statement from Skrynnik, to be given to the Agroferma livestock exhibition in Moscow today.

The government plans to spend 700 billion rubles ($23 billion) to support Russia’s livestock breeding in the period from 2013 and through 2020, she said.

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