The number of cattle in Russia continues to decline


As at 01 Dec 2016 the number of cattle in all categories of farms amounted to 18.9 million head, 1.7% or by 300,0 thousand head lower than at the same date last year

In particular, the number of cows fell by 2.4% (200,0 thousand heads) to 8.2 million heads. In agricultural Russia the number of animals is also reduced. In January-November 2016, she declined 0.8% (67.6 thousand heads) to 8 328,6 thousand heads in comparison with the same period of 2015. The number of cows in this category of farms has decreased by 1% (-33,8 thousand heads) and made 3 323,8 thousand heads.

In January-November 2016 the production of beef amounted to 466,7 thousand tons in slaughter weight (818,8 thousand tons in live weight), which is 2.3% or 10.4 million tonnes of carcass weight more than was produced in January-November 2015.

For 11 months of 2016, the total volume of import to Russia of beef and offal from countries outside the Customs Union totaled this amounted to 272.6 thousand tons. Compared to the same period last year exports of beef decreased by 26.3% or 97.3 thousand tons


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