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17 January 2020

Australia: foreign investments favor large farms

Over the past decades, the gap between large and small farms in Australia has widened as the foreign creditors have been tending to invest in large-scale operations, says agribusiness funds manager David Goodfellow. In particular, foreign investments enabled large farms to further expand their operations, implement new technologies and accordingly...

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17 January 2020

Astarta: production results 2019

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Astarta, a vertically integrated agroholding operating 250,000 hectares of farmland in Ukraine, reported on the results of its operations in 2019. In particular, the company produced 75,600 tonnes of premium sugar, a 37% increase as compared to 2018 (55,000 tonnes). The loss of sugar beets during transportation and storage was reduced by 31%, while...

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16 January 2020

Grupo Chiavassa: milk production up 150% since 2012

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Grupo Chiavassa, an Argentine-based dairy producer, shared its latest achievements and production plans for the next years. In particular, the company reports to have boosted the production of raw milk 150% since 2012. Also, Grupo Chiavassa intends to double its dairy herd up to 3.000 cows until 2024 and install a new sewage treatment system....

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16 January 2020

Kusto Agro bought 70 hopper cars

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Kusto Agro, a Ukraine-based agroholding operating 24,000 hectares of farmland, invested in renewing its machinery park. Particularly, the company bought 70 grain hopper cars. The key driver behind the purchase was the problem of the prompt grain transportation. Since 30% of the company’s commodities for exports are sold via forward contracts,...

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15 January 2020

The downfall of UkrLandFarming may have devastating consequences for Ukraine

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UkrLandFarming, one of Ukraine’s largest agroholdings, has been at the center of a corruption scandal after its owner Oleh Bahmatyuk was declared wanted in charge of money-laundering and illicit enrichment and fled the country. Oleh Bahmatyuk considers the allegations as baseless and the investigation process on behalf of Ukrainian legal...

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14 January 2020

Nibulon hit its 10-year exports record

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Nibulon, a Ukraine-based agroholding operating its own freight fleet, reports to have shipped a record high volume of commodities within a 10-year period. In particular, the company exported 5.3 million tonnes of grains and oilseeds in 2019, an 8% increase as compared to 2018. In 2020, Nibulon plans to reach a figure of 6 million tonnes due to the...

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13 January 2020

EkoNiva launched two new dairy farms

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EkoNiva, the largest Russian producer of raw milk and a subsidiary of German Ekozem-Agrar, launched two new dairy farms in the Voronezh region of Russia. Each farm is designed to maintain 2,800 dairy cows and 4,000 calves. After reaching full capacity, the farms will produce 90 tonnes of milk per day. The total volume of investments in two...

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10 January 2020

Ukrprominvest-Agro produced record-high amount of sugar

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Ukrprominvest-Agro, the third largest sugar producer in Ukraine, reports that its sugar factories achieved record production results in 2019. In particular, its Kryzhopil sugar plant produced 117,000 tonnes of sugar from 740,000 tonnes of sugar beets and became the largest producer of sugar countrywide. The average sugar content was 15.78%. At the...

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10 January 2020

NIBULON: record harvest in 2019

Nibulon, one of the Ukraine’s largest agroholdings, reports a record-high crop in 2019. In total, the company harvested 367,000 tonnes of grains and oilseeds, a 9% increase as compared to 2018. The record figures were achieved in wheat, sunflower and sorghum productions. Gross harvest of wheat was 138,000 tonnes; sunflower yields were 2.5...

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10 January 2020

Agromino's board chairman gained more control over the company

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Agromino, a Denmark-based agroholding with operations in Estonia, Russia and Ukraine, reports its Board Chairman Peter Krogman increased his stake in Agromino through the Czech investment fund Mabon. In particular, Peter Krogman bought 114,000 shares of the company at a price of $ 1.74 per share. The transaction value was almost $ 200,000. As for...

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