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on October 16, 2009

Russian poultry forecast upbeat

Increases projected in both meat, eggs

Vladimir Fisinin, president of Russia's Poultry Union, has given an upbeat forecast for Russian poultry production this year, indicating that this will increase by 300,000 tonnes year-on-year to 2.5 million tonnes.

Nine-month production was 200,000 tonnes higher year-on-year.

Fisinin made the comments at the 11th Russian Agro-Exposition Golden Autumn in Moscow in early October, according to the Interfax news agency. Russian egg production will also increase substantially this year to approximately 39 billion, with nine-month production this year rising by 1.1 billion year-on-year. For 2009 as a whole, egg production is likely to be 1.5 billion higher year-on-year, said Fisinin.

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