Team from Kaliningrad Meat Company wins Baltic Rodeo
Kaliningrad, July 29 – Miratorg, the largest beef producer in Russia, reports that Kaliningrad Meat Company’s team won the first Kaliningrad’s career tournament on working with beef cattle known as Baltic rodeo. Anton Alikhanov, Governor, welcomed the guests and the participants.
One of the strategic aims of Russia is to prepare highly qualified cattle breeders since the industry of beef production has been developed greatly. There are more than 1400 of such specialists on Miratorg’s farms in Bryansk, Kaliningrad, Tula, Smolensk, Oryol and Kaluga regions; the main task of these employees is to ensure that animals are grown in stress-free nature conditions with minimal human interference in their life. Training and upgrading of skills of Russian cowboys is carried out in Miratorg’s special training center known as Meat Business Academy located in Bryansk region.
Three strongest teams of the Company from Kaliningrad, Bryansk and Kaluga regions participated in Baltic Rodeo. Russian cowboys competed in activities related to cattle breeding: calf roping, loading a bull into a trailer and horse riding. The jury judged the balance of speed and quality of task performance; the main criteria were safety and work with minimal stress for cattle. Kaliningrad team won the first price, their colleagues from Kaluga region were the second and colleagues from Bryansk region took the Bronze.
This professional tournament for the employees of the interregional cattle project “Russian rodeo” has been held by Miratorg since 2014 in Bryansk region. In 2018, the winner of the tournament became the team from the most western Russian region – Kaliningrad region – which is at the same time one of the leading regions of beef production.
“In order to be a cattle breeder, you have to have vast knowledge and skills, i.e. how to be a zootechnician, a veterinarian and a good horse rider at the same time. Miratorg invests a lot of money in training and development of its employees both on the basis of Meat Business Academy and as a part of an international partnership. The teams are able to improve their skills by participating in Rodeo, and the guests have an opportunity to relax with the family, spend some time at the festival, try burgers and steaks and to see real Russian cowboys”, Miratorg’s press service commented.