MOSCOW, 4 Mar – RIA Novosti. Russian producers may reduce the production of poultry meat due to a shortage of hatching eggs. This is reported by the Kommersant newspaper with reference to a participant in the meeting of the head of the Ministry of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev with the largest representatives of the industry. “Now in Russia, a hatching egg is sold for more than 30 rubles apiece, against 16-17 rubles apiece in September 2020, new prices for some poultry farms have become too high, “- said the meeting participant.
It is noted that producers providing about 20% of the Russian poultry meat market may reduce their production. In particular, this applies to enterprises that do not have their own reproducers and are forced to purchase imported hatching eggs.
According to the meeting participant, the situation was also affected by the rise in the cost of feed and lysine.
The Ministry of Agriculture told Kommersant that they do not know about cases of closing poultry farms due to problems with the supply of imported eggs.