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Toennies Delays Start of Russian Plant

23 January 2013

RUSSIA - German meat processor Toennies Fleisch and its Russian partner have delayed the start of building work on a new processing plant in the Khokholsky district of Voronezh.

Work will now start in the first half of this year rather than the autumn of last year as previously announced.

The first phase of the project which will be completed before the end of 2014 will have a capacity to process 300 pigs an hour, according to a report on ABIReg, the Russian business information agency.

Toennies and the Russian company Agroimport are also collaborating in another major livestock project with the construction of 10 pig farms. The investors say they want to double the number of pig complexes to 20 to increase exports from the region.

The increase in the number of farms should increase production from 62,500 tonnes of meat a year to 125,000 tonnes.

The project is expected to take an investment of 15 billion rubles and will take four to five years.

TheMeatSite News Desk

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