EkoNiva-APK is one of the leading agricultural holdings in Russia. Agricultural enterprises of the company operate in the Voronezh, Kursk, Novosibirsk, Kaluga, Ryazan, Orenburg and Tyumen oblasts an area of over 360,000 ha (as per the 31st May, 2018). The total number of employees engaged in agricultural production amounts to appr. 7,000.
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 approx. 1,400 tonnes of milk (as per the 31st May, 2018). In 2017 the milk yield reached 300,000 tons. The total number of livestock is approx. 105,000 head, of which 52,000 head are forage-fed cows (as per the 31st May, 2018). 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 6,300 head of beef cattle.
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 2017 reached approx. 278,640 tonnes (including grain corn). 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.