EkoNiva-APK is one of the leading agricultural holdings in Russia. Agricultural enterprises of the company operate in the Voronezh, Kursk, Novosibirsk, Kaluga, Orenburg and Tyumen oblasts an area of over 218,000 ha (as per the 28th February, 2017). The total number of employees engaged in agricultural production amounts to 4,000.
Dairy farming is the company’s priority area of activity. EkoNiva-APK is one of the largest milk producers in Russia and Europe. The daily output of the company amounts to 850 tonnes of milk. In 2016 the milk yield reached 219 million litres. The total number of livestock is 66,000 head, of which 33,000 head are forage-fed cows. State-of-the-art technologies of livestock housing and efficient herd management ensure rapid increase in production volumes.
Pedigree and Beef Cattle Breeding
Farming enterprises of EkoNiva-APK are engaged in breeding pedigree cattle of the Simmental, Brown Swiss, Holstein Black-and-White and Red-and-White, and Hereford breeds.
The beef cattle enterprises put priority on producing quality beef. This project involves low-cost technology of natural pasture grazing.
Currently, EkoNiva has over 6,285 head of beef cattle: 790 head – in Voronezh oblast, 1,500 head – in Kaluga oblast, 3,030 head – in Novosibirsk oblast and 965 head – in Orenburg oblast.
EkoNiva-APK is one of the leading producers of field crop seeds in Russia. Agricultural enterprises of EkoNiva produce up to 30,000 tonnes of certified seeds of cereal and pulse crops, perennial grasses and potatoes per annum. The company grows seeds of varieties bred in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Scandinavia and Canada. Qualified staff, cutting-edge equipment and high level of farming culture enable the company to produce premium class seeds.
EkoNiva’s crop growing industry is mainly aimed at production of feed for the company’s own livestock. In addition, the agricultural enterprises cultivate cereal, pulse and industrial crops. The gross yield of grain in 2015 reached approx. 154,000 tonnes (including grain corn) and the yield of sugar beet was 64,000 tonnes and the yield of rough and succulent forage – 287,500 tonnes (dry matter). The company intensively employs precision farming and other advanced technologies to ensure high yields and soil fertility preservation.
The company does a lot to enhance staff qualifications and to attract young specialists. Regular training and education abroad, favourable working conditions and an efficient system of incentives ensure high potential of the company’s team of employees.
EkoNiva-APK takes an active part in the social life of rural communities. The company supports sport clubs and educational institutions for children, participates in cultural events and helps to develop the infrastructure of villages.