Miratorg division in Kaliningrad became the infrastructure for training vets and agronomists in the Northwestern Federal District in the beef-cattle raising sector
Kaliningrad, 22nd August 2016. Miratorg, Russia's largest beef producer, has announced that prompted by high-volume production of top-quality beef, and the consequent high demand for well-qualified specialist staff in the beef-raising industry, it is offering the opportunity for apprenticeships, with the future option to take up full-time employment, to nine students of leading teaching institues in the Northwestern Federal District under the aegis of the Kaliningrad Meat Company.
Miratorg is expanding its production of top-quality beef in Kaliningrad Region. Its cattle-rearing centres specialise in the production of premium Aberdeen Angus cattles at six different farms, where the overall head of herd totals more than forty-five thousand. Miratorg is interested in the recruitment and development of young agricultural specialists with high-demand qualifications as vets, agronomists, mechanical operators, breeders, and meat-processors. The company collaborates with seven leading training institutes in Kaliningrad Region and St Petersburg, as well as with many regional centres.
Cattle-rearing on an industrial level is a new kind of agricultural operation for Russia. The Youth Program “Generation Miratorg” allows students to get valuable experience in the field, to find out about the technological details of production, and to gain worthwhile work experience prior to taking a job with the company. In 2016 Miratorg provided apprenticeships for nine veterinary and agronomy students at its Miratorg division in Kaliningrad facilities. The students carried out real agricultural tasks, including taking part in operations, vaccinsations, calf castrations, preparing for seed-sowing, and other activities. Additionally, over 25 students from colleges in Kaliningrad took part in the seasonal field preparation work – assisting in the task of returning fallow land to agricultural use.
Zhanna Malkova, CEO of Miratorg division in Kaliningrad, said “Miratorg division in Kaliningrad holds third place in the whole of Russia for production output, and is continuing to grow, open new farms, increase the head of herd at cattle farms, and expand its land holdings. Our priority today is recruiting vets and agronomists from leading Russian institutes, to create and expand our staffing numbers, who will go on to create careers in our company”.