The total beef herd of EkoNiva-APK is 6,300 head, including 2,000 head of breeding herd. The company is a breeding reproducer of Hereford cattle. Besides, the farming operations of EkoNiva raise Aberdeen-Angus cattle and perform cross-breeding of Aberdeen-Angus bulls with cows of Simmental, Charolais and Hereford breeds and low-yielding dairy cows.
The strategy of EkoNiva-APK implies feeding male calves until they reach 240 kg for further sale to specialised feedlots. The company employs low-cost grazing technologies and keeps beef cattle on natural pastures.
Currently, EkoNiva has approximately 3,200 head of beef breeding herd, thereof 1,000 Aberdeen-Angus cows and approx. 400 Hereford cows are kept in Novosibirsk; 350 beef cows, including 300 crossbreeds, are kept in Voronezh oblast; 500 Charolais cows and crossbreeds — in Kaluga oblast, and 850 head of breeding herd — in Orenburg oblast.