EkoNiva has purchased OkaAgro, an agricultural holding in Ryazan oblast with a modern infrastructure and good prospects.
The large agricultural area and modern dairy farms of OkaAgro impressed the management of EkoNiva during the visit to Ryazan oblast upon the invitation of Nikolay Lyubimov, Governor, who used to work in close cooperation with the company in his previous position in Kaluga oblast.
Today, OkaAgro has 49,000 ha of land, five divisions in four districts of Ryazan region, a 50,000-tonne storage facility with railcar loading, 5,500 head of cattle, including 2,800 cows of Holstein breed, which produce 80 tonnes of milk per day. The company also engages in cereal and forage production.
‘It is a good asset, featuring all conditions for the development of dairy production’, says Stefan Duerr, President of EkoNiva Group. ‘Provided that the state support continues, EkoNiva plans to build four dairies with the capacity of 2,800 head each within the next few years.’
Construction of the first of the four 2,800-head dairies in Pitelino will begin already this spring, which proves the company’s intention to stick to its commitment.
By Viktor BARGOTIN