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27 January 2021

Kernel: grain storage volumes down 9% in H1 FY 2021

Kernel, one of Ukraine's largest agroholdings and the world's leading producer of sunflower oil, has stored 3.63 million tonnes of grains and oilseeds at its elevators in the first half of FY 2021, a 9%-decrease as compared to the same period of FY 2020. At the same time, the company has transhipped 2.4 million tonnes of commodities at its export...

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26 January 2021

Avangard to close further egg farms in 2021

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Avangard, Ukrainian large-scale egg producer and a subsidiary of an agroholding UkrLandFarming, plans to close several egg farms in 2021. In 2020, the company shut down eight of its 27 farms. The key reason behind the farm closure process which has already affected 3,500 Avangard’s employees is the long-lasting legal proceedings related to the...

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21 January 2021

Cygnet improved milk yields in 2020

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Cygnet, a vertically integrated Ukrainian agroholding, improved efficiency of its dairy production segment in 2020. In particular, the company’s annual raw milk output per dairy cow reached 10,000 liters.  Cygnet produced a total of 6 million liters of raw milk in 2020. In the nearest future, the company aims to improve the quality characteristics...

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21 January 2021

Doronichi to produce hatching eggs

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Doronichi, a Russia-based agroholding, reports to have relaunched the production of hatching eggs at its recently acquired poultry farm in the Ulyanovsk region. The farm was acquired by Doronichi’s subsidiary Aktion-Agro back in early 2020 when it filed for bankruptcy. After reaching full capacity, the facility will maintain 200,000 heads of parent...

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20 January 2021

African swine fever detected at Cherkizovo

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An outbreak of African swine fever has been detected at a pig farm operated by Russia’s leading meat producer Cherkizovo in the Tambov region. The farm maintains 12,000 pigs. To stop the spread of the disease, local veterinary authorities have initiated a quarantine for pig producers in the contaminated area implying a ban on the transportation of...

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19 January 2021

Luxembourg court closed legal proceedings against Kernel

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A court in Luxembourg has rejected the lawsuit from Mikhail and Inessa Stadnik to declare the bankruptcy of Kernel Holding S.A., a subsidiary of Ukrainian agroholding Kernel. Back in 2012, the claimants sold to Kernel a Ukraine-based Stiomi Holding and Khmelnytskyi Bread Factory. A conflict, still unresolved, arose between the parties when Kernel...

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18 January 2021

Share of domestically produced agricultural machinery at Ukrainian farms expanding

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A recent report prepared by a Ukrainian consulting agency Pro-Consulting shows that the share of domestically produced agricultural machinery on the Ukrainian market of agricultural machinery doubled from 2016 to 2019 to 33%. This way, each third unit of agricultural machinery acquired by Ukrainian farms in 2019 came from Ukrainian manufacturers....

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15 January 2021

MHP allocated over $3 million for Coronavirus relief efforts in 2020

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MHP, a leading poultry producer in Ukraine, allocated over $3 million to help fight the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ukraine in 2020. In particular, MHP transferred $2 million to the National COVID-19 Response Fund, while another $1 million were allocated for the purchase of medical and personal protective equipment for 216 hospitals in the Cherkasy and...

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14 January 2021

CFG to build new potato storage facility

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Continental Farmers Group (CFG), a Ukraine-based agroholding operating 195,000 hectares of farmland in the western part of the country, started constructing a new potato storage facility in the Lviv region. The facility is designed to store 16,000 tonnes of potatoes for up to 10 months. The construction is to be completed until mid-2021, right...

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13 January 2021

German farmland: good investment or consolidation tool?

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Today, German agriculture is generally represented by two different agricultural production systems with small-scale family farms prevailing in the West and large-scale corporate farms dominating the agricultural and farmland markets in the East of the country. What drivers influenced the structural development of agriculture in Germany in the past...

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