Miratorg’s dairy farm in Kursk increases milk production by 43% to 8,824 tons in 2018
Kursk, February 6 – Miratorg, Russia’s major vertically integrated company, announces that its dairy farm in Kursk region produced over 8,824 tons of milk in 2018 which is 43% more than in 2017.
Agrofirma Blagodatenskaya is Miratorg’s pilot project of raw milk production. In 2017 the farm was used as a starting point for growing young dairy cattle and production of rose veal – a dietary product which is unique for Russian market.
The total herd number of Blagodatenskaya farm was 1,700 heads at the end of 2018. Most of the animals were Holstein breed which is well-known in dairy industry for animal performance if correct feeding and good management are provided.
One of the key strategies of the company is increasing production efficiency by ensuring the constant high quality of products. In 2018 milk production was increased up to 8.3 tons due to sound veterinary work and selection. A year ago it was only 6.8 tons.
On top of that, over 1,150 calves were born on the farm and most of them were transferred to the special complex of Agrofirma Blagodatenskaya for further fattening and production of veal.
“Production increase has a positive effect on production costs and it also allows decreasing product price for consumers. Strict veterinary control at the farm not only prevents animal diseases and increases animal performance but also ensures safety of the products”, Miratorg’s press service comments.