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on February 8, 2010

Russian poultry production up 13% in first quarter

Russia increased its poultry production by 86,000 metric tons, or by 13%, in the first quarter of this year as compared with the same period in 2008, according to the Interfax news agency.

Russia increased its poultry production by 86,000 metric tons, or by 13%, in the first quarter of this year as compared with the same period in 2008, according to the Interfax news agency.

Russia's Agriculture Minister, Yelena Skrynnik, told a meeting on meat production in Rostov in early April that the share held by imports in total poultry consumption in Russia was 36.2%. She called for a lowering of this figure. Skrynnik added that the share held by poultry in total Russian meat consumption rose to 37% in 2008.

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