Kursk Oblast

Russia's picturesque Kursk Oblast region

Russian meat giant plans huge lamb farming hub

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Agricultural holding Miratorg plans to construct a 30,000-strong sheep farm in Russia, and wants to build 10 more in the same region, creating one of the world’s largest lamb clusters.

Miratorg's project will see it build the largest cluster of pig farms in Russia

Investment costs in Miratorg’s pig cluster rise

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Investment in Miratorg’s large pigmeat factory in Kursk Oblast has reached RUB160 billion ($2.68bn), nearly 25% above original estimates, according to a report from the region’s Information Department.

The virus has forced Russia to kill 17,000 pigs to stop the disease from spreading

Russia: massive virus outbreak shakes pig industry

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia has been rocked by several outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in the first two weeks of August, the country’s veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has claimed.

Russian land-use report to justify meat subsidies

Russian land-use report to justify meat subsidies

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Three-quarters of Russia’s territory is unsuitable for any type of agriculture, including meat production, according to a new report from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture.


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