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NOVAAGRO COMMISSIONS FIRST LINE OF POULTRY COMPLEX IN KHARKIV REGION

Novaagro group of companies in October 2018 commissioned the first line of the Morozivka Agro poultry complex (Kharkiv region) with a capacity of 220,000 birds.
“The company announced plans for reconstruction in April of this year, and in October 2018 put into operation the first line with a capacity of 220,000 birds,” the report on the group’s website says.
At the same time, the group acquired Balakliya Poultry Breeding Company, which owns two operating poultry farms and a slaughterhouse with a capacity of 3,000 birds per hour (all facilities are located in Kharkiv region).
“Thus, after the reconstruction and acquisition of the existing sites, Morozivka Agro poultry complex consists of three poultry farms with a total capacity of 650,000 birds and a slaughter plant with a capacity of 3,000 birds per hour,” the group noted.
Novaagro group of companies has been working in agribusiness in the Ukrainian and international markets since 2009. The group includes four operating companies specializing in cultivation, sale, export of grains and oilseeds, poultry farming, warehousing, production and sale of animal feed, wheat flour, and granulated bran.

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MHP SEES 19% RISE IN POULTRY SALES IN Q3 2018

Myronivsky Hliboprodukt (MHP) sold 160,780 tonnes of poultry to third parties in July-September 2018, which it was 19.2% more than a year ago.
According to a company report on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on Thursday, poultry production in Q3 2018 grew by 10%, to 150,650 tonnes.
In January-September 2018, MHP increased poultry sales to third parties by 7.2%, to 449,220 tonnes thanks to growth in exports sales and following the strategy of poultry meat stock decrease starting from Q3 2018.
Poultry production in January-September 2018 grew by 8%, to 458,540 tonnes due to increased production of heavier chicken and decreased share of thinning as well as due the launch of new rearing sites of Phase 2.

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CATTLE AND PIG NUMBERS DECREASE IN UKRAINE, POULTRY UP

Cattle numbers in Ukraine as of October 1, 2018 amounted to almost 3.862 million animals, which is 4.1% less than on the same date in 2017, the State Statistics Service has reported. At the same time, the number of cows by the specified date decreased by 3.5%, to 2.018 million animals.
According to the state service, on October 1, the number of pigs decreased by 4% compared to the same date last year, to 6.463 million animals, sheep and goats by 3.2%, to 1.516 million.
The number of poultry in the country increased by 2.2% compared with October 1, 2017, amounting to 238.816 million birds.

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UKRAINE COULD INCREASE EXPORTS OF POULTRY TO 290,000 TONNES

Ukraine in 2018 could increase exports of poultry by 7.4%, to 290,000 tonnes, the Union of Poultry Farmers of Ukraine has said. “A record-breaking amount of poultry meat was exported in 2017 – 270,000 tonnes. This indicator will reach 290,000 tonnes in 2018. Along with the increase in exports, there is a tendency to increase the import of poultry meat to Ukraine. In the past year, 116,000 tonnes was imported, and in the current year it is expected to reach 130,000 tonnes,” Director General of the association Serhiy Karpenko said in the report of the association.
According to him, in the course of 2017, 66,700 tonnes of poultry and meat products were exported to the EU and Ukraine was the third among all countries exporting to the EU countries. “The growth in industrial production of broiler meat by 3.3% or by 30,000 tonnes was seen in 2017. For the seven months ending July 2018, production in agricultural enterprises increased by 5.6%,” Karpenko said.
Consumption of eggs in 2017 was 247 units per person. In 2018, the association predicts an increase in the consumption of eggs to 254 pieces per person.

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CATTLE NUMBERS AND PIGS IN UKRAINE DOWN, POULTRY UP

Cattle numbers in Ukraine as of June 1, 2018 amounted to almost 3.97 million animals, which is 4.6% less compared to early June 2017, the State Statistics Service has reported. According to the report, the number of cows shrank by 3.7% over the period, to 2.04 million. The number of pigs decreased by 5.7% in May 2018, to 6.37 million, sheep and goats – by 4.1%, to 1.64 million animals.
The number of poultry grew by 1.7% compared with early June 2017, to 223.81 million birds.
As reported, with reference to statistical data, cattle numbers in Ukraine (excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol and the ATO zone) in 2017 amounted to 3.682 million animals, which is 1.5% less compared to 2016. Pig numbers fell by 8.2%, to 6.12 million, sheep and goats grew by 0.1%, to 1.316 million and poultry – by 1.7%, to 205.103 million.
The number of pigs fell by 5.8%, to 6.669 million, poultry by 1.1%, to 201.7 million birds, and sheep and goats by 0.8%, to 1.315 million.

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PIGS AND CATTLE NUMBERS DECREASE IN UKRAINE, POULTRY NUMBER GROWS

Cattle numbers in Ukraine as of May 1, 2018 amounted to almost 3.94 million animals, which is 4.4% less compared to early May 2017, the State Statistics Service has reported. According to the report, the number of cows shrank by 3.8% over the period, to 2.03 million.
The number of pigs decreased by 6.3% in April 2018, to 6.18 million, sheep and goats – by 3.9%, to 1.62 million animals.
The number of poultry grew by 1.2% compared with early May 2017, to 201.08 million birds.
As reported, with reference to statistical data, cattle numbers in Ukraine (excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol and the ATO zone) in 2017 amounted to 3.682 million animals, which is 1.5% less compared to 2016. Pig numbers fell by 8.2%, to 6.12 million, sheep and goats grew by 0.1%, to 1.316 million and poultry – by 1.7%, to 205.103 million.
The number of pigs fell by 5.8%, to 6.669 million, poultry by 1.1%, to 201.7 million birds, and sheep and goats by 0.8%, to 1.315 million.

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