EkoNiva’s livestock farming operations have been engaged in the reproduction of pedigree cattle breeding since 2006. The enterprises in Voronezh, Kaluga, Ryazan, Tyumen, Orenburg and Novosibirsk oblasts as well as Bashkiria hold the status of stock breeding farms and breeding reproducers of cattle. Propagated breeds: Simmental and Holstein. The herd consists of purebred Very Good and Good Plus cattle characterised by high genetic potential. The origin of the cattle is confirmed by genetic testing.
All the farming enterprises implement efficient livestock housing and herd management systems, employ state-of-the-art milking and health care technologies and use advanced software such as Selex and Dairy Comp 305 (VAS).
Milk production parameters are rapidly increasing without affecting the cattle health. The average milk yield of Simmental cows in EkoNivaAgro has gone up to 8,686 kg per lactation, the milk yield of Black-and-White cows has increased to 9,969 kg and Red-and-White cows – 7,990 kg. The rolling herd average of Holstein cows in Sibirskaya Niva has increased to 10,305 kg, in Kaluzhskaya Niva – 9,929 kg, in OKA MOLOKO – 11,405 kg, in Mezhdurechye – 9,023 kg, in Severnaya Niva Orenburg – 10,454 kg and in Severnaya Niva Bashkiria – to 10,454 kg of milk.
The company uses semen of breeding bulls of western genetics (Germany, Austria, the USA and Canada) for herd reproduction. In order to increase the breeding stock and accelerate the genetic progress of the herd, all enterprises holding the status of breeding reproducers and stock breeding farms use semen of genomic bulls and sexed semen.