Miratorg about to complete "Europe’s largest slaughterhouse"
Vladislav Vorotnikov, Pig Progress
Jan 13, 2021
One of Russia’s biggest pork producers, Miratorg, will complete the construction of its slaughterhouse project in Kursk region, Russia, in 2021. That is what Roman Starovoyt, governor of the region, told the Russian Business Consulting agency.
The new slaughterhouse will process 4.5 million head of pigs per year, Starovoyt said, adding that the investment costs are 96 billion roubles (US$ 1.3 billion). Russian officials said that the new complex should become the European biggest slaughterhouse. The costs exceed an earlier projection by Miratorg, when the construction costs were estimated to be 68 billion roubles (US$ 900 million).
Meat processing was already launched
The slaughter and processing facility is located near the town Chernytsyno, Oktyabrsky district, Kursk region. The 1st stage of the project, involving meat processing, has already been launched in 2020. This year, Miratorg is set to complete the pig slaughter and deboning complex, making the entire facility fully operational.
The project is a component of the Miratorg strategy to double its pig breeding division capacity to 7.7 million head per year. In addition to the meat packing plant, a grain company will be established allowing the production of compound feed, and new pig breeding complexes will be built in Kursk region as well.
The complex will produce 503,000 tonnes of meat (carcass weight) per year for both corporate clients and retail. Modern technologies are said to help the company control costs and guarantee an environmental footprint that is as low as possible.
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