Voronezh oblast has hosted an opening ceremony of two EkoNiva’s dairies in Peskovatka, Bobrov district, and Petropavlovka, Liski district. Both farms are designed for 2,800 milking cows and 4,000 head of young stock of the Holstein breed.
Aleksandr Gusev, Governor of Voronezh Oblast, Viktor Logvinov, Deputy Chairman of Voronezh Oblast Government, Anatoliy Balbekov, Head of Bobrov district, Igor Kirnos, Head of Liski district, and Stefan Duerr, EkoNiva Group President, attended the special occasion.
‘Dairy farming is one of the top-priority development areas in Voronezh oblast’, emphasised Aleksandr Gusev. ‘This year, plans are afoot to break the regional record and produce one million tonnes of milk. EkoNiva will contribute greatly to achieving the desired goal. The company is successfully stepping up its raw milk production, and in the next few years it will put a strong focus on milk processing.’
The dairies in Petropavlovka and Peskovatka have become the 14th and 15th farms which EkoNiva has launched in Voronezh oblast. Today, two more dairies designed for 3,300 milking cows each are under construction in Bobrov and Buturlinovka districts.
By Viktor BARGOTIN