Cherkizovo Group OJSC, one of Russia’s largest meat and processed meat producers, reports a 7% increase in sales in its poultry division to 342,640 tonnes of slaughter weight as of year-end 2013 compared to the previous year.
The average selling price in the poultry division in 2013 decreased by 2% to 78.62 USD per kilogram (net of VAT). The price rose by 1% to 78.05 USD per kilogram in Q4 of the last year compared to Q3.
Sales in the pork division increased by 52% to 157,570 tonnes of live weight. The price in the pork division fell by 14% in the preceding year to 65.68 roubles per kilogram.
The price rose by 1% to 71.32 roubles per kilogram in Q4 compared to Q3.
Sales in the meat processing division increased by 6% to 134,530 tonnes as of year-end 2013. The average selling price in the meat processing division remained almost unchanged at 148.78 roubles per kilogram during the year. The price rose by 7% to 156.32 roubles per kilogram in Q4 compared to Q3.
The company’s grain division harvested more than 175,000 tonnes of grain in 2013, or 51% more than in 2012. The division’s sales grew by 24% to 139,570 tonnes of agricultural products, with wheat, barley, and corn accounting for 80% of sales. The selling price as of year-end dropped by 27% to 6.01 roubles per kilogram, although it increased by 25% to 6.37 roubles per kilogram in Q4.
Cherkizovo Group OJSC (Petelinka, Kurinoe Tsarstvo, and Cherkizovsky trademarks) unites 7 poultry and 14 pork complexes, 6 meat processing plants, 6 feed mills, grain storage facilities, and more than 100,000 hectares of farmland. The beneficiaries are Igor Babaev and members of his family.
Petelinka, one of Cherkizovo Group’s flagship brands and the best-selling chicken product, has entered into partnership with the iconic GUM Ice Rink, which opens annually on Red Square. This year, visitors will have an opportunity to take a break in the cozy Petelinka cottage and take photos next to a Christmas tree standing on chicken legs.
Cherkizovo Group employees have held a volunteer event supported by the Ray Foundation for Helping Homeless Animals. They brought food, medicines and other useful supplies to two Moscow shelters and helped with dog walking.
Cherkizovo Group’s chicken and turkey products have once again been awarded the annual Product of the Year title, with flagship brands Petelinka and Pava-Pava winning two categories of the award.
Cherkizovo Group, Russia's largest meat producer, is taking part in Our Brand, an international food festival in Ufa. The Company showcased its products during a tasting session at its stand.