Alexander Tkachev estimates production capacity of Rusmolco complex
Penza, 19 June 2017. PenzaNews. On Monday, June 19, the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev visited the largest dairy complex in the country Rusmolco, which numbers 4,600 heads of cows and 2,100 heads of calves in the Nizhnelomovsky area of the Penza region.
© PenzaNewsBuy the photo
The head of the federal department inspected realization of the project on expansion of existing capacities by 1,200 stalls, which is planned to be put into operation in the near future.
The dairy complex in the village Arshinovka started to work in 2015 and it became the first enterprise that was built within the framework of successful strategic partnership between the Singapore company Olam International and Rusmolco.
Its planned capacity reaches 46,000 tons of milk per year. The cost of the project amounted to 2.8 billion rubles. Rosselkhozbank became a financial partner of the project.
At present, the complex produces 110 tons of milk per day. An average daily milk yield per one head is over 30 litres, which is twice more than an average production in Russia and it is comparable to the best western dairy farms. 97% of the produced milk is of the highest quality. Due to the company development in the region, 215 highly paid jobs were created.
Currently, Rusmolco concludes implementation of the project on expansion of production capacity by 1,200 stalls. The amount of investment equalled to 500 million rubles. Construction works were finished in two cowsheds for 700 and 500 heads, installation of stall equipment is nearing completion. 1,200 heads of heifers were bought and delivered to Rusmolco farms.
The Russian Dairy Company is one of the leading milk producers in the country.
It produces 210 tons of milk per day and controls 136,000 ha of land. In 2016, the gross milk yield equalled to 58,000 tons. The number of livestock as of June 1, 2017, reached 17,000 heads including 7,000 cows.
During five months of the current year, Rusmolco produced 43% of the total volume of milk produced by agricultural enterprises of the Penza region.
By the end of 2017, the company plans to increase the number of forage-fed cattle to 8,000 heads and to produce 72,000 tons of raw milk.