Russia's poultry and poultry byproduct output increased by 25 percent in February compared to 2011 numbers, reaching 268,000 metric tons, according to the country's Federal State Statistics Service.


Poultry and cattle in live weight increased by 9.8 percent, to 800,000 metric tons. Pig meat production also rose significantly, by 21 percent, to 70,700 metric tons. This number contributed to an overall meat production, excluding poultry, of 97,900 metric tons, an increase of 13 percent over February 2011 numbers.