The Russian ministry of agriculture has formally indicated that pig farmers are no longer entitled to obtain soft loans for future plans. This is because there is no longer a shortage for pork on the Russian market.
Pork production for the majority of Russian farms in the first half of 2013 may become unprofitable – this was concluded by a joint marketing study conducted by the National Meat Association (NMA) and the Union of Pig Farmers (UPF).
Three large pork production enterprises in Estonia have asked the Ministry of Agriculture to rescue the Estonian pig farming from bankruptcy.
Russian Agricultural Trust, one of the largest pork producers of the south of Russia announced the construction of four new pig farms in the Rostov region.
Starting 2014 Russia has implemented a number of new rules on transportation of all pork and pork products in the country that have been developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor to im...