The realisation of the project will replace imports and create 4,500 new jobs. The average per capita red meat consumption in the country will rise from 63 kg in 2008 to 67 kg by 2012.
In fact, the project has already been launched. Miratorg Company, one of the largest Russian meat producers, has put into operation a plant for slaughtering and primary processing of meat in the Belgorod region with the cost of EUR 125 million. Its capacity amounts to 420 heads per hour, or 2 million pigs annually.