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The International Competence Center on Large Scale Agriculture (LaScalA) brings together a network of international experts in the field of large farm management. Our major focus is on research into economic, organizational and ethical aspects of large scale farming activities as well as into institutional frameworks that enable the development of large agricultural enterprises.

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09 July 2018

Top 10 Australia's biggest cattle stations

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Top 10 Australia's biggest cattle stations operate altogether over 15 million ha of land, grow about 350,000 heads of cattle and employ around 200 people. We provide more information about these stations based on the data of worldatlas.com, lovemoney.com, weeklytimesnow.com.au, as well as the websites of the stations.

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17 July 2018

Kernel's shares lost one third of their value within a year

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The shares of the largest Ukrainian agricultural holding, Kernel, lost 29% of their value within the year and reached zl 46.55 ($ 12.6) at the Warsaw Stock Exchange on July 16th, 2018. Within the last month the value of the share fell by 6% and since the beginning of the year 2018 - by 18%. The reason for such negative dynamics may be a statement about the termination of cooperation between Kernel and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). According to Anton Usov, Senior Adviser for External Communications at EBRD, the bank is not working with Kernel for a number of reasons.

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16 July 2018

Agroliga's early crops harvest exceeds expectations

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Due to favorable weather conditions, the Agroliga group of companies started the harvesting season of early crops earlier than usual. About 37% of the areas provided good quality grain. Many years of improvement of fertilizer application technologies, trainings of agronomists and loss minimization strategy during harvesting made it possible to achieve such results. 3,500 hectares of sunflowers still remain to be harvested. Despite of hot and arid summer, Agroliga is expecting a high volume of crops. Firstly, the company planted sunflower hybrids resistant to drought, and, secondly, it conducts the project on meteorological insurance of sunflower crops in cooperation with Syngenta.

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13 July 2018

Most large farm holders in UK are 45 and older

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According to the key findings of the UK government survey published last week, over 60% of the largest farms are run by holders aged between 45 and 64 years old. 23% of the largest farms were run by holders over 65 years old and less than 5% - by holders under 35 years old. The report analyzed agricultural labor data collated as part of the EU Farm Structure Survey run by the UK’s four regional departments of agriculture. The results are used to assess the agricultural situation, to monitor trends in the structure of holdings and to model the impact of external developments or policy proposals.

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11 July 2018

One of Australia’s biggest dairy farms is for sale

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Coomboona Dairies near Shepparton, one of Australia’s biggest dairy farms, was announced to be on sale after registering major financial losses. The joint venture was set up in 2015 with issued capital of $ 68 million. It is 49.9 % owned by the retailing giant Harvey Norman through its subsidiary HNM Galaxy and 50.1 % - by the businessman Alex Arena through Mr. Arena’s Eternal Sound Limited.The farm comprises 1,816 hectares of land and 2,500 of the world’s highest profile registered Holstein genetics dairy cows. The debt of the farm exceeds $ 4 million. The expected price for the business was not commented on.

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