Russia's poultry production grew 19 percent over 2011 numbers in March, reaching 291,000 metric tons, according to the country's Federal State Statistics Service Rosstat.

This continues a trend from February, when numbers increased 25 percent and reached 268,000 metric tons. Production of poultry and cattle in live weight, which includes meat, bones and byproducts, increased 8.2 percent to 900,000 metric tons.


Russia's pig meat production also increased over 2011 numbers, rising 16 percent to 72,600 metric tons. Production of all meats and byproducts, excluding poultry, gained 11 percent to 102,500 metric tons, according to Rosstat. The hog count rose 1.3 percent to 18.1 million.