Pandemic challenges Russian livestock, feed producers

Pandemic challenges Russian livestock, feed producers

Russian meat producers called the government to spent billions on food stamps to support producers and consumers. (Courtesy Cherkizovo)

Shrinking protein consumption might become a challenge for the Russian feed industry.

The food industry has not been subjected to the nationwide holiday introduced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 28 to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 in the country. With some minor exceptions, all farms, feed mills, slaughterhouses and processing plants were allowed to continue business as usual, while adhering to enhanced sanitary measures to protect its staff.