The overall program cost exceeds RUR 24 billion ($800 million), including outlays from both the private and public sector. State support is focused on subsidizing interest rates and R&D.
With specific goals in mind, by 2012, the program aims to increase Russia’s primary meat processing capacity 420,000 MT as well as increase utilization to at least 90 percent of the animal’s live weight and extend storage life of carcasses, half-carcasses, and cuts packed for retail sale to at least 30 days. In 2008, these two indicators were 65 percent and 7 days. Furthermore, the plan foresees the implementation of the program increasing per capita meat consumption from 65.9 kg in 2008 to 66.1 kg in 2012.
In 2012, the implementation of the proposed program will produce the following results: in the regions with active animal husbandry, the production of bone-in meat will be brought to 1,645,000 MT, including 387,900 MT from cattle and 1,257,100 MT from swine; livestock slaughter and primary processing capacity will grow to 420,000 MT of bone-in meat; per capita consumption of meat and meat products will increase to 66.1 kg by 2012 in effort of achieving the recommended consumption rate of 70 kg (Institute of Nutrition) (65.9 kg in 2008); storage life of raw materials and final products will be expanded (to at least 30 days); increase dressing percentage (primary product obtained per MT of live weight of slaughter livestock) to at least 90%; increase profit gain RUR 3.5 billion; increase labor productivity at least 30%; creation of approximately 4,500 additional jobs.