Russia's poultry production will grow 10.6% by the end of 2011, reaching 3.2 million metric tons and beating 2010 numbers by 300,000 metric tons, according to the country's Agriculture Ministry.


Poultry is the largest-growing segment of Russia's overall meat production, which is expected to hit 7.5 million metric tons by the end of 2011, 333,000 metric tons (4.7%) more than in 2010, said the Ministry. The country plans to reach its poultry output target in 2011, and its overall meat target within three to five years. It has already met targets for grains, potatoes, sugar and sunflower oil production, said the Ministry.