YEKATERINBURG, October 22. The only farm in Russia, which is engaged in industrial breeding chinchillas, plans to enter the fur market in Europe in 2016. About this korr. said her Manager Gennady ten’kovsky.
“About 2 years ago, 50 km from Tyumen, we have opened the farm for the breeding of chinchillas, which we bought in Denmark. We were the first farmers, who had been moved by these animals through the Russian customs,” he said.
Now on the farm there are 4 thousand individuals to enter the market of Europe, their number is expected to reach 6 thousand. To put skins will be through partners in Latvia.
Ten’kovsky noted that chinchillas are bred for fur in many countries, despite the fact that the animal listed in the Red book of the International Union for conservation of nature and natural resources. “The fur of these rodents are very popular in Europe,” he said.
According to him, the Tyumen farmers also intend to create a production for processed hides, since many manufacturers do not do this, because of what the fur quality suffers until the skin reaches the processing plant.
“We plan to create a vicious cycle of the industrial breeding of chinchilla for the creation of high quality fur that will be in demand both on Russian and European markets,” explained ten’kovsky, without specifying the amount invested in this project.
Tyumen farmers also began to purchase snakes for vydelyayas skin. “This project is only in its initial stages of implementation. We hope that he will also be successful”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
First began to breed chinchillas in captivity American engineer Mathias F. Chapman. In 1919 he began the search of wild rodents, who by that time had met very seldom, and in 1923 was able to obtain permission from the government of Chile on export of animals. The Chapman managed to chinchillas adapt to lowland climate and transport them to a San Pedro (CA).
In the late 20-ies of the last century, the number of chinchillas in captivity was annually increased by 35% in the early 30’s by 65%. In 50-ies of the chinchilla farm existed in most developed countries. Rodents appeared in private homes as Pets only since the early 90-ies, then began their pedigree breeding.