From its production, slaughtering and processing facilities in Belgorod and Kursk, Miratorg reports pork production reached 230,000 tons slaughter weight in January-September 2017.

The firm says its liveweight output for the period is unchanged from last year at 288,000 tons. The same rate of production would put Miratorg’s pork output for the full year at around 384,000 tons.

Its SK Korocha complex is reported to be working at full capacity of three million head per year, making it Russia’s largest meat processing facility, according to Miratorg.

For the first half of 2017, Miratorg reported its pork output had increased by 1,600 tons slaughter weight from the same period of the previous year to just under 155,000 tons.

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In 2016, the firm achieved a 6.2 percent increase in pork output, expressed in liveweight for slaughter, to 409,000 metric tons, compared to the previous year.

Around one month ago, Miratorg broke ground on a new meat packing plant to help facilitate further expansion. At the ceremony, the president reiterated the firm’s target to double pig meat output to one million tons liveweight.

Russia’s leading meat and feed integrator, Cherkizovo Group recently reported its pork division sold more than 148,700 metric tons of meat for the first none months of 2017, which is 13 percent more than the same period last year.