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Russia’s Poultry Output Seen 16% Higher in August by Government

Russia’s poultry output increased about 16 percent to 277,000 metric tons in August compared with a year earlier, the state statistics service said.

Meat from cattle rose 4.4 percent to 110,000 tons in the month and pork production gained 8.9 percent to 76,900 tons, the service, known as Rosstat, said in an e-mailed statement today. The figures include byproducts.

Production of cattle and poultry in so-called live weight, which includes meat, bones and byproducts, advanced 8.8 percent to 6.6 million tons in the January-through-August period compared with a year earlier, the service said.

Cattle and poultry output was 900,000 tons in August, up 8.6 percent from a year earlier, the service said.

Cattle numbers increased 1.2 percent to 21.2 million head by the end of August compared with a year earlier, the service said. That number included 9.1 million cows, 2.1 percent more than a year earlier. The hog count rose 5 percent to 19.7 million animals, while sheep and goats gained 7.6 percent to 27 million, Rosstat said.

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