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21 February 2019

MHP closed the deal for purchasing Perutnina Ptuj

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MHP Agricultural Holding, the leading poultry producer with the largest market share in Ukraine, has completed the purchase of the Slovenian meat producer Perutnina Ptuj. The transaction has already received permission from the antitrust authorities of Slovenia, Austria, Macedonia, Serbia and Romania. With the purchase of Perutnina Ptuj MHP will be...

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20 February 2019

Miratorg to increase broiler production

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Miratorg, the largest beef and pork producer in Russia, reported on the expansion of its broiler breeding, slaughtering and processing enterprise Bryanskiy Broiler in the Bryansk region of Russia. The company plans to launch new poultry breeding sites with a total capacity of 16 million heads per year, which will increase meat production by 40,000...

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20 February 2019

Epicenter K acquired Robimaks-Agro

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Epicenter K, a Ukraine-based agroholding, acquired Robimaks-Agro in the Khmelnitsky region of Ukraine. With this acquisition, Epicenter K will increase its farmland area by 1,364 hectares. The value of the transaction has not been disclosed.

Epicenter K group of companies operates three production clusters in Ukraine. In 2019, the company plans to...

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20 February 2019

HarvEast acquired Agro-holding MS

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HarvEast, one of the biggest agricultural companies in Ukraine, has completed the acquisition of Agro-holding MS, which operates 25,000 hectares in the Kyiv and Zhytomir regions of Ukraine. Agro-holding MS is primarily specialized in crop farming. With this acquisition, HarvEast has expanded its farmland area to operate a total of 127,000 hectares...

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19 February 2019

Global trend: crop diversity at large scale farms declining

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The latest research from the University of Toronto, published in an international scientific journal PLoS One, suggests there is a global trend towards declining the diversity of crops cultivated by large scale farms across the world. The authors analyzed the changes in crop species being grown on large-scale farmlands between 1961 and 2014, based...

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19 February 2019

BRF recalls 500 tonnes of chicken due to risk of Salmonella contamination

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The world's largest chicken exporter BRF S.A. recalled about 500 tonnes of chicken products due to the risk of Salmonella contamination. As stated by the company, 164 tonnes of fresh chicken were destined for the domestic market of Brazil and another 299.6 tonnes were destined for the export markets of Asia, Africa and Middle East. The recalled...

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18 February 2019

Promagro acquired 30,000 ha from Krasnodarzernoprodukt

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Promagro, a Russia-based vertically integrated agroholding, has signed a deal with Krasnodarzernoprodukt on the acquisition of the Krasnenskaya agricultural enterprise. Krasnenskaya operates 30,000 hectares of farmland in the Belgorod region of Russia. With this acquisition Promagro expects to increase own production of feedstuffs for its pig farms...

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14 February 2019

Astarta Kyiv reported on its 2018 soybean production

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The Globyno processing plant, a subsidiary of the Ukraine-based agroholding Astarta-Kyiv, produced 40,000 tonnes of soybean oil in 2018. In addition, the plant produced 158,000 tonnes of soybean meal and 10,600 tonnes of granulated soybean husk. The company operates an elevator with a storage capacity of up to 42,000 tonnes in the Poltava region of...

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13 February 2019

Ukrprominvest produces 16% of Ukrainian sugar

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Ukrprominvest-Agro, the third largest sugar producer in Ukraine, reports to have completed the sugar refining period with a record high of 2.19 million tonnes of sugar beet processing and 291,000 tonnes of sugar production at its two refinery plants in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine. One of its two sugar plants, Kryzhopil plant, set an industry...

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12 February 2019

Miratorg to supply cattle to KazAgro

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The Bryansk Meat Company, a subsidiary of a leading Russian meat producer Miratorg, is to supply 5,000 heads of Aberdeen Angus cattle to Agrarian Credit Corporation (ACC), a subsidiary of the state-owned Kazakhstani agroholding KazAgro. The companies signed an agreement providing the option of increasing the supply volumes up to 20,000 heads. The...

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