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29 October 2020

A.G.R. Group to expand farmland to 50,000 hectares

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A.G.R. Group, a Ukraine-based agroholding, plans to expand its farmland area to 50,000 hectares until 2021. At the moment, the company operates 28,800 hectares in the Poltava, Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy regions, of them 21,000 hectares are under corn, and 7000 hectares are under soybeans. In mid-2020, A.G.R. Group launched the first stage of its new...

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28 October 2020

Kernel: grain exports up 31% in Q1 2021 FY

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Kernel, one of Ukraine’s largest agroholdings and the world’s leading producer of sunflower oil, has exported 2.13 million tonnes of grains in Q1 2021 FY, a 31% increase as compared to the same period last year. Of this volume, 1.9 million tonnes of grains were supplied by external partner companies, while the rest 230,000 tonnes were produced by...

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27 October 2020

Ovostar Union: egg exports down 40% in 2020

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Ovostar Union, Ukrainian vertically integrated agroholding and large-scale egg producer, reports to have exported 266 million eggs within nine months of 2020, a 40% reduction as compared to the same period last year. Egg sales declined 10% to 795 million eggs. In January-September 2020, Ovostar sold 2,420 tonnes of dry egg products, of them 72%...

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26 October 2020

SibAgro to increase exports to Asia

SibAgro, Russian large-scale pork and poultry producer, plans to raise its export volumes in the nearest future. The company wants to export 6,000 tonnes of pork monthly or 70,000 tonnes annually, and expects to reach these figures until 2022. At the moment, the main destination markets for the company are Vietnam, Mongolia. Also, Sib Agro...

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26 October 2020

MHP to complete harvesting campaign

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MHP, a Ukraine-based agrholding, plans to finish its harvesting campaign in the nearest future. The total farmland area being harvested is 360,000 hectares. Average yields of the major crops are as follows: sunflower - 2.9 tonnes/hectare, corn - 5.9 tonnes/hectare, soybeans - 2.4 tonnes/hectare. 

Meanwhile, MHP is busy with its sowing campaign of...

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23 October 2020

Rusagro: Q3 revenue up 10%

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Rusagro, one of the largest Russian agroholdings, reported consolidated revenue of $539 million in Q3 2020, a 10% increase as compared to Q3 2019. In particular, revenues from meat segment grew 23% to 115 million, from agribusiness segment - 20% to $93 million, while fat-and-oil business showed a 12% increase to $230 million. At the same time,...

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20 October 2020

MHP ranked Europe's No.2 poultry producer

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MHP, a Ukraine-based agroholding, was ranked Europe’s second largest poultry producer based on production volumes, according to WATTPoultry.com. The global ranking prepared by WATTPoultry includes over 330 poultry producers worldwide. MHP produces 478 million broilers annually and controls over 50% of Ukrainian poultry market. The company operates...

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19 October 2020

Astarta-Kyiv: soybean oil sales down, wheat sales up in 2020

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Astarta-Kyiv, Ukrainian vertically integrated agroholding operating 250,000 hectares of farmland, reports a 11% decline in sales of soybean oil to 31,440 tonnes and a 17% decline in the sales of soybean meal to 102,150 tonnes in January-September 2020. At the same time, sunflower sales remained flat at 51,150 tonnes, as compared to the previous...

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13 October 2020

Epicentr Agro to increase storage capacity to 2.2 million tonnes

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Epicentr Agro, a Ukraine-based agroholding, plans to construct new grain elevators with a total storage capacity of 700,000 tonnes in 2021. As a result, the company’s one-time storage capacity is to increase up to 2.2 million tonnes. Epicentr Agro considers its grain storage facilities as the asset that will help to attract external capital. With...

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02 October 2020

How to build an agroholding from scratch: the case of Epicentr Agro

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Since early 2000s, Ukraine has been considered as a country that provides an enabling environment for the proliferation of agroholdings. These large farming entities keep emerging and even succeeding despite the protracted political and economic crises in the country. Of nine new agroholdings that emerged in Ukraine over the last decade, one has...

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