This May, at the first Russian auction of pedigree bulls, the EkoNiva Company acquired seven Aberdeen Angus bulls from the Angus Genetics Centre. This was the first step in implementation of the company’s meat production project.
Experts at Zashchitnoye LLC have made a familiarisation tour of Austria. In a short time, they managed to attend an international pedigree stockbreeding exhibition and see how foreign stockbreeders work.
Danone, one of the world’s major dairy producers, and Unimilk agreed to merge their assets in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus.
In the first days of January 2010, junior residents of Shchuchye village (Liskinsky district, Voronezh region) got an excellent New Year’s present – a new kindergarten. This “strategic facility” for 40 children was jointly built by the EkoNivaAgro Company and the Liskinsky District Administration. At last, in late August, the Shchuchye kindergarten held its first graduation party.
A modern seed production plant started operating at the EkoNivaAgro LLC. Seeds there undergo all stages of treatment, from cleaning to packing into big bags. This enables seed producers to come onto the market with products that meet the most rigorous standards.
This year EkoNiva organized a trip to a Field Day in Germany for two groups at once. The first group consisted of company clients - directors and specialists from farms in various regions. The second consisted of EkoNiva agronomists who were undertaking advanced training as part of the Akademiya-EkoNiva programme.
Amendments made to Article 364.3 of Part 2 of the Tax Code of the RF (Federal Law No. 115-FZ of 02.06.2010) come into effect 4 July. They regulate the procedure for the suspension of the application of the unified agricultural tax.
The governor of the Novosibirsk region, Viktor Tolokonsky, began his trip around the Maslyaninsky district with a visit to OOO Sibirskaya Niva. Along with him, the regional minister of agriculture, Georgy Ivashchenko, and the director of the Novosibirsk branch of Rosselkhozbank, Aleksandr Sobolevsky, visited the complex.
In order to discuss changes which have occurred in the agriculture industry during the implementation period of the law and state program On the Development of Agriculture, and also to evaluate their effectiveness, representatives of federal ministries, regional authorities, and scientific organizations, as well as executives of large Russian agricultural enterprises, gathered at the State Duma Committee on Agrarian Issues.