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29 January 2020

MHP put poultry exports to the EU on hold

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MHP, one of the largest agroholdings and a leading poultry producer of Ukraine, has temporarily stopped its exports to the EU countries due to the outbreak of bird flu in the Vinnitsa region where the company’s largest poultry farm is located. Considering the risk of bird flu spreading across other regions of Ukraine, the EU has taken regulatory...

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28 January 2020

Agrotrade: innovation outcomes 2019

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Agrotrade, a Ukraine-based agroholding, reports to have improved its logistics system in 2019, which enabled its four elevators to monthly transship 15 batches of commodities each. In addition, Agrotrade invested $ 3 million in modernization of its machinery park. The company admits that digitization of business processes contributed to overall...

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27 January 2020

JBS to invest in new technologies

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Friboi, a subsidiary of JBS, plans to invest $ 142,600 in meat classification testing technology. With the new system expected to be implemented early this year, the meat fat level and accordingly its quality will be evaluated by special cameras real-time. The technology, developed by the French company Normaclass, is a part of the JBS’s investment...

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24 January 2020

AGD launched transshipment terminal

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AGD, Argentine´s crop producer and major peanut exporter, reports to have launched a new transshipment terminal in the port of Timbúes (Santa Fe province). The volume of investments in the construction is estimated at $ 150 million. With the launch of a new facility, AGD expects to annually transship 6 million tonnes of commodities. Storage...

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23 January 2020

KSG Agro: pork sales up 8.2%

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KSG Agro, a Ukraine-based agroholding, sold 10,066 tonnes of pork in live weight (or 100,000 heads) in 2019, an 8.2% increase as compared to the previous year. Having strengthened the safety measures at its production sites after the outbreaks of African swine fever last year, the company marks the rise of the demand for high-quality pork. In 2020,...

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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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