Russia's poultry and poultry byproduct production was up 12 percent in May over the same time in 2011, to 282,000 metric tons, according to the country's Federal State Statistics Service Rosstat.

Production of poultry and cattle in live weight, including meat, bones and byproducts, increased 8.7 percent to 800,000 metric tons. January through May numbers sit at 4.2 million metric tons, according to Rosstat.

Pork production also rose 12 percent in May, to 73,700 metric tons, and the hog count reached 19 million, an increase of 3.4 percent. Production of all meat and byproducts excluding poultry stood at 103,000 metric tons for May, an increase of 7.6 percent over 2011 numbers.