Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Russia produced more beef, pork and poultry in January compared with the year earlier period, government figures showed.
Pork production gained almost 26 percent from a year earlier to 79,900 metric tons, while beef rose 6.5 percent to 12,200 tons, and poultry and its byproducts were 9.7 percent higher at 292,000 tons, the Federal State Statistics Service, known as Rosstat, said in an e-mailed statement today.
Cattle and poultry output by so-called live weight, which includes skin, bones and byproducts, rose 9 percent to 900,000 tons in January, according to Rosstat.
There were 20 million head in Russia’s cattle herd by the end of January, or 0.6 percent less than a year earlier. The number of cows dropped 0.9 percent to 8.9 million. Hogs gained 10 percent to 19.2 million and sheep and goats advanced 5.9 percent to 23.9 million, Rosstat said.
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