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Bird farmers set timeline for achieving 100% self-sufficiency in poultry breeding stock

According to the statement made by CEO of the Russian Poultry Union Galina Bobyleva at MAP Russia & VIV 2022, Russian poultry farms will be fully supplied with domestic crossbreed “Smena-9” in the upcoming 1,5-2 years.

Bird farmers set timeline for achieving 100% self-sufficiency in poultry breeding stock
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“We are capable of fully replacing poultry breeding stocks within 1,5-2 years. All we need is the money for raising chickens, then there won’t be any problems,” said Galina Bobyleva, and added that the positive funding decision for this program has already been taken.

About 5-7% of Russian poultry production is currently covered by domestic crossbreed. And in terms of productivity Russian breed is no worse than the foreign ones, and even better at some point, the experts say.

The domestic crossbreeds will be raised at previously suspended farms, which are currently being reconstructed and launched. For instance, the poultry farm in Nizhny Novgorod has already started raising the first group of new crossbreed, added Galina Bobyleva. One more broiler production site is also under construction.

At the same time the import of foreign breeding material hasn’t been interrupted, the Union Head adds. “It should be noted, that so far not a single breeding stock supply has been withheld. For the egg industry the breeding material supply is not an issue at all. The poultry farming will not face any challenges either in meat or egg production,” Galina Bobyleva assured.

Reminder: The Russian crossbreed “Smena 9” was jointly developed by the Center for Genetics and Selection “Smena” and the All-Russian Scientific Research and Technological Institute of Poultry Breeding of the Russian Academy of Sciences (VNITIP RAN). The new crossbreed was patented in 2021.

In terms of all key performance indicators it exceeds foreign counterparts. For instance, 35-day liveweight, average daily weight gain, integrity and productivity indices are 4,7%, 2,1%, 2,2% and 6,8% higher, than those of ROSS 308. And even prior to exchange rate deviations, the price for domestic crossbreed was 1,5-2 times lower as compared to the imported birds.

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English version, 17 Mar 2022 12:19
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