Larger farms foreseen in Russia
At a preview for the AgroFarm exhibition held at DLG's
headquarters in Frankfurt, some 70 experts and companies presented viable
strategies for the Russian animal production market.
A government incentive scheme and favourable costs are key factors behind the
vast investment and economic viability that the animal production sector in
Russia is currently experiencing.
The support of animal production on
home soil in Russia continues to represent a key political objective. The sector
is therefore expected to continue to develop, employing the latest techniques
for efficient production.
high quality and service uppermost in their minds, Russian customers are very
demanding, a requirement that should be considered by suppliers and
manufacturers of animal production technologies.
Furthermore, the focus
is on the latest techniques, meaning that manufacturers should present the
latest and most suitable equipment and models for the Russian
Networking amongst business partners in Russia is also a key
success factor so maintenance of a high quality image through offering best in
class products is crucial for long term success.
New farms, new
According to Russian experts, Dr. Thomas Tanneberger,
editor of Russian based â€žNew Agriculture" and Stefan DÃ¼rr, President of EkoNiva
and Friedrich Falkenstein from Maratec GmbH who were speaking at the event,
ex-collective farms tend to employ simpler techniques at lower cost, whereas the
newer farms require the most recent techniques with significant investment
If a business succeeds in being included in the government
incentive scheme, it also benefits from improved image, attracting political
Once government investment support has been achieved, it is also
worth investigating which schemes are available at regional level.
business results and fair salaries are just some of the key criteria. A minimum
equity of 20% is a further requirement to be eligible for a government-supported
AgroFarm 2008, the
International Exhibition for Animal Husbandry Breeding, will be held in Moscow
from 24 to 26 April 2008.
Some 120 exhibitors from 11 countries presented
modern genetics as well as livestock-keeping and feeding technology for poultry,
cattle and pigs at the first edition in 2007, some 6,800 visitors from all parts
of Russia came to the exhibition.
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