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21 January 2019

Miratorg: beef production up 32%

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Miratorg, Russia’s largest beef and pork producer operating 94 farms in 6 regions of Russia, increased its production of beef in live weight in 2018 up to 142,500 tonnes, an increase of 32% compared to 108,000 tonnes in 2017.  So far, the total livestock of the company exceeds 600,000 heads of Aberdeen Angus breed.

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21 January 2019

Agroprosperis: focus on digitalization and staff motivation

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Head of human resource management department at the Ukraine-based agroholding Agroprosperis Lyudmila Gorovaya shared the results of the company’s staff policy in 2018 and outlined the plans for 2019 in her interview to Latifundist.com. Last year the major focus was on staff development and motivation. Agroprosperis encouraged its employees to...

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18 January 2019

Milk Alliance to invest $7 million in business development

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Milk Alliance, one of the leading Ukrainian milk producers, intends to invest UAH 200 million ($7 million) in business development in 2019. In particular, UAH 150 million ($5.3 million) will be invested in dairy production facilities, and up to UAH 44 million (about $1.6 million) will be allocated for the construction of two waste treatment plants...

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18 January 2019

Rusagro confirmed the FMD infection at its pig farm

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Rusagro Group, Russia’s third largest pork producer, reported on the detection of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) at one of the farms of its Rusagro-Primorie subsidiary in the Primorsky region of Russia. Thus, the company has taken quarantine measures and will destruct 481 pigs at that farm.

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17 January 2019

Eurodon detected bird flu at its poultry farm

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Eurodon, a Russia’s leading poultry producer, reported on the detection of bird flu at one of the four production sites of the Ursdon subsidiary of Eurodon in the Rostov region. So far the losses amounted to 6,355 turkeys from the parent flock, or 9% of the total number of the parent turkeys at the subsidiary. According to the company, the...

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17 January 2019

MHP: Employees to be engaged in creative work while analytics to be performed by computers

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Head of human resource management department at the Ukraine-based agroholding MHP Ksenia Prozhogina summarized the results of the company’s staff policy in 2018 and shared the plans for 2019 in her interview to Latifundist.com. Last year, the company succeeded in implementing digital consulting projects called MHP Accelerator and How to Startup for...

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16 January 2019

Misconduct in agroholdings. The case of JBS.

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Over the past 20 years, Brazil’s economy has been overshadowed by a number of large corruption scandals that cost it dozens of billions reais and severe reputation losses. Unfortunately, agri-food business  has been part of the problem. The present article describes the case of JBS S.A., one of the largest meat manufacturers in the world.

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15 January 2019

SanCor owes $ 487,000 to its dairy cooperatives

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The Argentina-based dairy cooperative SanCor reportedly owes arg$ 18 million (around $ 487,000) to the Dairy Cooperative Union Cuenca Mar y Sierras. According to the Union’s members, the debt has accumulated since early December 2018, when SanCor stopped paying for collected milk. The Dairy Cooperative Union intends to file a lawsuit against...

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15 January 2019

Marfrig hires a new CEO for Quickfood

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The Brazil-based beef producer Marfrig introduced Gustavo Kahl as the new CEO of Quickfood, Argentine beef producer acquired from BRF for $ 54.9 million. In January 2019, Marfrig completed the acquisition of 91.89% of the company. Meanwhile, Quickfood units in South America will be managed by Miguel Gularte, who is expected to implement the...

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14 January 2019

Rusagro completes the first shipment of corn to China

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Rusagro Group, one of the largest Russian agroholdings operating in total 675,000 hectares of farmland, exported its first batch of corn to the Port of Qingdao in China. The total volume of the shipment amounted to 5,000 tonnes. The company’s total amount of exports of corn to East Asian countries reached 99,000 tonnes in 2018, of which 94,000...

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