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08 February 2018

Agroprosperis concluded the first in Ukraine grain swap deal

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Agroprosperis concluded a swap deal for the supply of 10,000 tonnes of maize in March 2018 on the Odessa CPT basis, with reference to the price indicator of Thomson Reuters. This financial instrument was used in Ukraine for the first time. According to Igor Osmachko, Director of Agroprosperis, this form of trade can be an effective tool for hedging...

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07 February 2018

Astarta reduced sugar sales by 27%

Sugar sales by Astarta-Kyiv during the fourth quarter of 2017 amounted to 110,900 tonnes, which is 27% less than during the same period of 2016. At the same time, the average sales price of sugar decreased by 9%.

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07 February 2018

China supersizes pig farms to cut costs

Larger, more standardized farms are appearing in China to meet the demand of a more sophisticated market. Since the feed costs are among the world's highest in China due to heavy dependence on imported soybeans, Chinese farms are getting larger to save at least the fixed costs.

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02 February 2018

Ukraine’s biggest corn growers are reluctant to expand

Ukraine’s biggest corn growers are reluctant to expand production. Mriya and Nibulon are even planning to reduce corn plantings by at least 17 % in the upcoming season due to unfavorable producer prices for corn. A part of the problem is that exporters are facing fierce competition from Brazil.

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02 February 2018

Farm acquisitions to be more transparent in Australia

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New changes to federal laws are designed to make farm acquisitions more transparent in Australia. Local Australians are forced to advertise and inform through marketing that the farm is for sale. The reason for this change is the aim to give Australians more opportunities to purchase agricultural land ahead of foreigners. The concerns of the local population about foreigners owning farmland in Australia have become louder since 2015.

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01 February 2018

Nibulon launched a new processing line

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The Ukrainian agroholding "Nibulon" launched a modern line for processing grain waste into fuel briquettes. The waste was generated as a result of cleaning and drying grain and sunflower seeds. In total, from 50 tonnes of waste it is possible to produce 40 tonnes of fuel briquettes and 477 kg of vegetable oil.

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29 January 2018

Ekotechnika AG increased its net profit in 2017

Ekotechnika AG, the German holding company of the largest international agricultural machinery dealer in Russia, the EkoNiva-Technika Group, generated consolidated sales of 148.1 million EUR in the 2016/17 financial year. This corresponds to an increase of 26.4% over the previous year (117.2 million EUR).

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22 January 2018

Large farms threatened by new animal welfare rules in the USA

A U.S. government decision aimed at reducing the animal welfare standards for organic poultry and meats, has created a dissatisfaction in the farm community. Many organic farms are against this decision to remove animal welfare standards from the national organic standards.

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31 December 2017

What is an agroholding?

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The rapid development of large farming structures in transition and emerging market economies not only challenges the traditional views on production organization, but also confuses the research community with respect to the very definition of an object of inquiry.

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22 December 2017

Kuban reports on growth in meat, milk and sugar production in 2017

Agroholding Kuban, one of the largest agribusinesses in the south of Russia, reported on the production results of 2017. The grain and tilled crops are harvested with a yield of 10-20% higher than the average for the Krasnodar region. The increase in the output of meat and meat products amounted to 8.8%. The average daily milk yield per cow...

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