Ukraine's poultry industry performed well in the first ten months of this year, with the number of poultry on farms on November 1 being 4.3 % higher year-on-year, at 209 million.

However, this figure was 6.4 million lower than on October 1, and 17.5 million lower than on August 1 this year. Also at a high level in the January to October period was egg production, which increased by 5.1% year-on-year to 13.5 billion.

There were 7.5 million pigs on farms in Ukraine on November 1, an increase of 8.3 % as compared to the number on the same date in 2008.