Donstar, a subsidiary of Russian meat producer Eurodon, plans to launch a complex for growing and processing duck meat in the second quarter of 2013.
The facility, to be located in the country’s Rostov region, will have a total investment amounting to five billion rubles (US$ 165 mln) the management of the company recently announced.
The production capacity of the complex at the first stage will be 20,000 tonnes per year, according to a company press release. Director of Donstar, Vadim Vaneev, said the implementation of the project will initiate production of duck meat on a commercial scale in the Russian market. In addition it will revive the lost positions in the poultry industry and reduce the proportion of low-quality imported frozen duck products on the market.
The complex will include an incubator, more than 60 poultry housings, poultry processing plants, feed plant and other industrial facilities.
Earlier it was reported that the group of companies plans to invest 10 billion rubles (US$ 330 mln) in a number of projects for the production of turkeys, ducks and feed in the territory of the Rostov region. As a result, Eurodon expects to produce 36,000 tonnes of turkey meat in live weight in 2012, which is 9% higher than in 2011.
Eurodon was established in 2003, and currently it is the largest agro-industrial holding company in the Russian market producing and processing turkey meat. The company's products under the trademark Indolina have a 45% share of the Russian turkey market.
Source: Vladislav Vorotnikov
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