Zashchitnoye, LLC has been operating since 2002. The company is a professional seed-growing enterprise which specializes in production of basic seeds of cereal, pulse and fodder crops. Apart from this, Zashchitnoye is engaged in cash grain and feed production and dairy, beef, and pedigree livestock breeding. Currently, the Company employs 290 people.


Our professional motto is “Be the first among professionals!”

The total arable land area is over 35,850 ha (as per 09.01.2019). The total herd size is 1,070 head, including 560 head of dairy cows (as per 09.01.2019).

A state variety testing plot used for preliminary testing of new varieties operates on the territory of the enterprise. The enterprise’s own seed quality control laboratory performs control of seed material quality, which enables the company to receive high quality and premium class seeds. The enterprise also possesses a seed-processing plant with a capacity of 8 tonnes/hour.

The farmlands are used for growing cereal, pulse, fodder crops and perennial grasses.

The enterprise is equipped with modern agricultural machinery and implements advanced grain management technologies which enable the farm to store 30,000 tonnes of grain. The seed drying equipment capacity is 500 tonnes per day.

Zashchitnoye has been actively engaged in the development of plant breeding lately. A joint winter wheat breeding project with I.G.Pflanzenzucht is underway. The breeding nursery numbers 20-25 thousand plants. Approx. 300-400 hybrid combinations are made every year. Currently, 4 varieties are undergoing state variety testing. Since 2016, the enterprise has been producing an F1 maize hybrid on an area of over 100 hectares.

The livestock breeding complex with a capacity of 600 head of dairy herd and a free-stall housing system produces over 14 tonnes of milk per day (as per 01.07.2018). The enterprise has the status of Breeding Reproducer of Simmental cattle. Zashchitnoye holds annual Field Days and seminars for the regional agricultural producers.

Specialists employed by the enterprise improve their professional skills on a regular basis, taking extra training at agricultural enterprises abroad and attending the largest agricultural trade shows in Russia and Europe.

Zashchitnoye makes a considerable contribution to the social welfare of the region: the company builds residential premises for employees, supports the local school, kindergarten and community centres. Zashchitnoye is also taking part in reconstruction of the Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in Melekhino.

Alexey Zolotarev, Deputy Head of the Governor of the Kursk Oblast:‘The seed growing enterprise of Zashchitnoye shows true professionalism. Here one can find the most advanced technologies and cutting edge developments allowing to get high yields and produce high quality seeds. This brings a great benefit for the agriculture of the Kursk oblast. I hope that our cooperation with EkoNiva will only become stronger with the years!’.

Ivan Gorbachyov, Chairman of the Committee of Agriculture of the Kursk Oblast: ‘Zashchitnoye is an example to follow in matters of implementation of advanced technologies in the agricultural sector. Currently, the enterprise is developing intensively, building new facilities, and expanding its production, all of which results in new jobs and a guaranteed income for the local people’.


Zashchitnoye, Shchigry district, Kursk oblast, 306513
Phone: +7 (4712) 74-85-80/81/82/83/84
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