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Agrico completes integrated pig farm in Belarus

Published on 28 November, 2013, Last updated at 23:49 GMT
Agrico completes integrated pig farm in Belarus

Israeli company Agrico has recently completed the establishment of an integrated pig farm in Belarus, a complex project with an investment scope of EUR17 million. The farm constructed on a total area of 20,000 sqm of structures and 7,000 sqm of wastewater treatment reservoirs, with an expected production capacity of approximately 3,000 tonnes per year of live weight.

The project is a full integration which contains a farm of 1,200 sows that comprises all stages of pig breeding and fattening, a water treatment system for the treatment of wastewater and compost production, as well as a feed mill that provides feed for the integrated farm and all the adjusted formulas to the different ages and growing stages of the pigs. A genetic laboratory was also established within the framework of the project for pig insemination and improvement of the future inner growing herd. In addition to the planning and implementation of the project, Agrico was responsible for the supply of approximately 1,200 sows, which form the core herd of the farm.

The Company has a unique technique in the creation of climate-control systems which isolates the growing structures from external conditions and enables livestock - poultry, cattle, swine or fish - to grow under optimal conditions, which in turn generate profitable returns for investors.

Thus, this pig farming is performed using advanced technology developed by Agrico, enabling the client to enjoy optimal pig farming performance even in the extreme cold temperatures known to Belarus.

Ophir Levy, CEO and Founder of Agrico said, "The uniqueness of the project is in the complete integration, starting from the genetic herd improvement stage in the breeding process, through feed, growth and marketing, to wastewater treatment, purification and reclamation for field irrigation."


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