RUSSIA - Great interest in large scale dairies is generating in one of Russia's most fertile regions.
The black soil region of Ulyanovsk is being singled out for major agricultural upheaval, with major arable and dairy progress already in evidence.
Russia’s agriculture ministry has reported higher crop and milk yields from the region's high humus content, chernozem soils.
The ministry has said grain and industrial crop average yields are at 35 tons per hectare with cows producing 7.7 tons of milk each day.
Furthermore, grain processing capacity has been lifted from 20 to 75 tons per hour and 25 livestock buildings have been constructed with a total area of 25,000 square metres.
Agriculture minister, Vadim Martynov, revealed plans to build a 2400 head dairy operation in the area over the next two years.
He said: "These projects are in high demand, and this is reflective of new state programmes of agricultural development, allowing additional support from the federal budget."
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