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29 December 2020

Agroprodservice invested $2.2 million in dairy production in 2020

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Agroprodservice, a Ukraine-based large-scale livestock producer, has almost completed modernization of one of its four dairy farms. For this purpose, Agroprodservice bought 1,000 heifers from the EU for $2.2 million. After completion of the project, the farm will maintain 1,500 dairy cows. Also, the company’s total pig herd exceeded 100,000 heads...

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28 December 2020

African swine fever detected at Miratorg

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Miratorg, Russia’s largest meat producer, reports on the outbreak of African swine fever at one of its pig farms in the Kursk region. Currently, the company in cooperation with local veterinary authorities is trying to stop the spread of the disease. The number of pigs maintained at the facility has not been disclosed. This is the fifth case of...

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22 December 2020

Kernel under legal proceedings due to long-lasting unresolved conflict

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A court in Luxembourg has opened insolvency proceedings against Kernel Holding S.A., a subsidiary of Ukrainian agroholding Kernel. The reason for such measure was a new lawsuit from Mikhail and Inessa Stadnik, the former owners of Ukraine-based Stiomi Holding and Khmelnytskyi Bread Factory acquired by Kernel back in 2012. By the terms of the...

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21 December 2020

MHP to open R&D division

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MHP, a leading poultry producer in Ukraine, intends to launch a special research and development (R&D) division, namely, a modern kitchen laboratory on the premises of the Ukrainian National University of Food Technologies, where students and lecturers will be able to create new dishes using modern equipment. In addition, MHP plans to invite...

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18 December 2020

AgriVolga completed modernization of cheese plant

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AgriVolga Holding, a subsidiary of Russia-based Agranta Group, completed the modernization of the Uglich dairy plant. Currently, the plant processes about 30 tonnes of milk daily. After reaching full capacity, the facility will process 200 tonnes of milk daily: 75 tonnes will be used to produce fermented milk products and 125 tonnes will be...

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17 December 2020

Matin Qaim, Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Goettingen: Better science communication could support public acceptance of new plant breeding technologies

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The transition to a bioeconomy is a potential game changer that may have a large impact on food and nutrition security, as well as on the ways in which agri-food systems are designed and operated. Large-scale farms are contributing to this process by increasingly implementing modern biotechnologies. Are these investments efficient and...

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16 December 2020

Astarta-Kyiv completed sugar season

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Astarta-Kyiv, a Ukraine-based agroholding and leading sugar producer operating 250,000 hectares of farmland, has completed the sugar season at its Zhdanovskyi sugar plant. During 83 days of the season, the plant processed over 304,000 tonnes of sugar beets.

In total, Astarta operates eight sugar plants. Altogether they produced 227,000 tonnes of...

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16 December 2020

China’s pig farms introduce face recognition technologies

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After long-lasting swine fever outbreak, Chinese pig farms aim to minimize possible losses by making their production sites more automated. As a result, the market of precision farming technologies for pork production is actively growing. Currently, one of the most implemented solutions on the Chinese pig farms is the face recognition technology...

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15 December 2020

Muyan Foods built world’s largest pig farm

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Muyan Foods, China’s large-scale pig producer, has finished the construction of a new pig mega farm consisting of 21 multi-storey buildings. With a designed maintenance capacity of 84,000 sows and expected annual production volume of 2.1 million pigs, the facility is to become the world’s largest pig farm. The company has already started operations...

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14 December 2020

Kernel to pay $35 million in dividends in 2020

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Kernel, a Ukraine-based agroholding operating 530,000 hectares of farmland, is going to pay $35 million in dividends to its shareholders in FY 2020 ($0.42 per share), a 68%-increase as compared to FY 2019 ($0.25 per share). Currently, the total amount of Kernel’s authorized shares is 84.03 million.

In FY 2020, Kernel generated net profit of $123...

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