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Cherkizovo Pork Sales Volume Down Following ASF Outbreak

31 July 2015, at 12:00am

RUSSIA - Russia’s leading integrated meat and finished feed producer Cherkizovo Group has reported a decline in its pork sales volume following an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF).

The pork division sales volume in the first half of 2015 decreased by nine per cent to 74 379 tonnes of live weight from 81 318 tonnes in the first half of 2014.

The decrease was due mostly to the quarantine closure of two finishing facilities after the ASF outbreak in late December 2014.

The outbreaks affected two of Cherkizovo's sites. One in the Voronezh region and one in the Orel region. Only a few animals at each site were effected, allowing the company to take control of the situation.

The average price increased by 17 per cent to 103.37 RUB/kg in the first half of 2015 from 88.72 RUB/kg in the first half of 2014.

Compared to the price in the first quarter of 2015 of 98.29 RUB/kg, the price in the second quarter of 2015 increased by 10 per cent.

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