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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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11 December 2020

Ristone Holdings shared its plans for 2021

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Ristone Holdings, a Ukraine-based agroholding, has shared its investment and production plans for 2021. In particular, the agroholding wants to allocate about $5 million for the purchase of agricultural machinery. Besides, the company plans to expand its irrigation system and to increase farmland area under industrial crops. In 2021, Ristone...

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10 December 2020

Ukrainian Agrarian Holding launched new grain elevator

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Ukrainian Agrarian Holding (UAH), Ukrainian large-scale crop and raw milk producer, has launched the first stage of its new grain elevator in the Lviv region. Currently the facility’s storage capacity is 65,000 tonnes. The designed storage capacity of the elevator is 205,960 cubic meters. Also, the company has developed a route for the...

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10 December 2020

KSG Agro to buy sows from Denmark

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KSG Agro, a Ukraine-based large-scale pig and crop producer, plans to buy 1,000 sows from Denmark in 2021. The sows will be supplied to the company’s pig farm in the Dnipropetrovsk region and are expected to replace the old sow herd. This way, KSG Agro wants to improve the genetic characteristics of its pig herd and increase pig production. Besides...

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08 December 2020

Agrotrade completed sowing campaign of winter crops

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Agrotrade, a Ukraine-based agroholding, reports to have completed sowing campaign of winter crops. The company has sown wheat on farmland area of 16,000 hectares, rapeseed on 6,000 hectares, barley on 890 hectares and rye, a new crop in Agrotrade’s crop portfolio, on 1,500 hectares. Additionally, Agrotrade plans to start sowing sorghum next year. 
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08 December 2020

IMC completed harvesting corn

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IMC, a Ukraine-based agroholding, has completed corn harvesting. The company has harvested 645,500 tonnes of corn from 69,200 hectares of farmland and reports the average corn yield of 9.33 tonnes/hectare, which is 77% higher as compared to the average corn yields countrywide in 2020. In total, IMC operates 123,000 hectares of farmland and produces...

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07 December 2020

Cherkizovo to increase meat exports 70% in 2020

Cherkizovo, a Russian large-scale meat producer, plans to export a total of 85,000 tonnes of meat in 2020, a 70%-increase as compared to 2019. In particular, poultry is to make up 74% of the company’s export portfolio in 2020 with an expected rise in poultry exports 85% to 63,000 tonnes. The major export destination for Cherkizovo’s poultry...

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