Rice’s largest holding company of Russia started the project of growing rabbits

Agroholding “AFG national” two designs industrial farm for the production of rabbit meat, their construction is scheduled to begin in the summer, said the representative of the company. Land plots for the construction of farms with an area of about 30 ha each are situated near the village of Anikino in the Novgorod region and in the village of Slapy Leningrad region. Both sites are in the ownership, commissioning scheduled for 2017, said a company representative. Planned volume production of 1.2 tonnes of meat per year. Investments and other details of projects the company does not disclose. Deputy General Director of the company “Leleche” (a major producer of rabbit meat) Andrey Chervyakov estimates the volume of investments into the project more than 2 billion rubles.

The representative of the holding says that nowadays there is a shortage of supply of products of a rabbit, so “there is a possibility to occupy a strong market position.”

Now the Russians just eat more chicken (42,9% of the total meat consumption in 2015), pork (32,5%) and beef (19,9%), Turkey account for another 2.3%, on other types of meat, including rabbit, to 2.4%. In February 2016, the magazine “Expert” with reference to the evaluation of the expert-analytical center of agribusiness “AB-Center” noted that the production of rabbit meat in Russia in 2015 has increased by about 20%, up to 20 thousand tons With only 1.6 thousand tons of them were in agricultural enterprises and farms, the rest on private farms.

According to the President of the Meat Board of common economic space of the Customs Union Mushegh Mamikonyan, the production of rabbit is a very narrow segment of the market, which are mostly small producers. A leading market expert meat Institute for agricultural market studies Daniel Khotko calls the company “Russian rabbit” from Tatarstan (production capacity — 650 tonnes per year), “Krol and K” in the Smolensk region (250 tons per year) and “Leleche” in the Moscow region (150 tons per year).

What is AFG national

The company “AFG national”, according to the company, is the largest producer of rice in Russia. The group was created in February 2013 by the merger of GC “Angstrem” (the leader of sales of packaged groats in Russia) and the agro-industrial holding AF-Group (national leader in the growing and processing of rice). According to the company, at the beginning of 2015 at the disposal of “AFG national” there were more than 70 thousand hectares of agricultural land, of which more than 50 thousand hectares used for rice cultivation, representing about 22% of all rice lands of the southern Federal district of Russia. The largest package of shares of the group owned by Dmitry Arzhanova. In an interview to “Kommersant” in may last year Arzhanov predicted revenue of the group at the level of 9 billion rubles by the end of 2015.

In 2015, the holding company began the implementation of the project for the production of table and seed potatoes at sites located in Nizhny Novgorod and Novgorod regions. In 2016 under cultivation of potatoes and vegetables, the company began to develop land in the Rostov region. In the development of potato and vegetable growing in the Nizhny Novgorod region plans to invest about 5 billion rubles to the end of 2017, said head of agropokolenie holding company “AFG national agro” Alexey Popov.