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 230,000 ha (as per the 4th August, 2017). The total number of employees engaged in agricultural production amounts to 4,450.
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 72,820 head, of which 34,350 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 5,770 head of beef cattle: 700 head – in Voronezh oblast, 1,520 head – in Kaluga oblast, 2,580 head – in Novosibirsk oblast and 970 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 2016 reached approx. 207,000 tonnes (including grain corn), the yield of rough and succulent forage – 305,000 tonnes (dry matter) and the yield of sugar beet was 178,120 tonnes. 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.