Venison from Yamal was sent to Finland. Rosselkhoznadzor gave the green light
15:42 2 февраля 2018
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Specialists of the Office of Rosselkhoznadzor (the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance) for Tyumen Oblast, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug gave the green light to export reindeer meat from Yamal to Finland.
This year’s first consignment of venison passed inspection before loading at the railway station of Labytnangi. 180 tonnes of products of the enterprise “Yamalskiye Oleni” (“Yamal reindeer”) were sent to Saint Petersburg with further delivery to Finland, where ecologically clean meat of domesticated reindeer is in great demand. According to the information given to a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press” in the Office, not any infringements were found within the cargo inspection. Accompanying veterinary documents matched to the cargo, and they were issued in conformity with the established rules.
Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is the Russia’s first exporter of reindeer meat to Europe. Since 2008 foreign deliveries have been fulfilled by the enterprise “Yamalskiye Oleni”. About 3500 tonnes of ecologically clean venison were sent during ten years to Germany, Sweden and Finland. Since 2014 it had been delivered only to Finland within the long-term contract with the firm “Polarica Oy”.
The sale market of reindeer-herding products grows. Thus, in 2017 the right to export reindeer meat to the EU countries was given to the meat-processing enterprise in Priuralskiy district “Payuta”. Within the international agricultural exhibition “Green Week” in January of 2018 the enterprise signed the contract with the German firm “P. Koevere.K” for delivery of 32 tonnes of meat per year, with the prospect of increase up to 100 tonnes per year.
As we should remind, the result of agrarians of Yamal this season made 2915 tonnes of meat or 93 thousand reindeer. During February the work will be continued on two agricultural enterprises: the agricultural complex “Tazovskiy” will accept reindeer from private reindeer herders at the slaughter and refrigeration complex in Antipayuta, and the state farm “Baydaratsky” — from nomads of tundra of Priuralskiy district. For the present day the amount of reindeer meat exceeded the last year amount on 250 tonnes.