LYUBAN DISTRICT, 31 March (BelTA) – Minsk Oblast Governor Aleksandr Turchin inaugurated a unique livestock complex in Lyuban District on 30 March, BelTA has learned.
The upgraded livestock complex Rechen belongs to the Belaruskali-Agro holding company. The complex will develop and bring together competences and technology to breed replacement heifers for the farms making part of the holding company.
The production capacity is 2,400 heifers per year, which will meet the needs of Belaruskali-Agro farms. The complex boasts the latest in technology, including automation, modern digitalization tools. Specialists will not have to waste time traveling around all the 14 livestock farms that make part of the holding company. All technological operations to obtain a heifer with a productivity of 9,000 liters per year will be performed at the complex.
Aleksandr Turchin recalled that Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko had said more than once: ‘if you don't know how to raise calves, it should be done by those who know how to do it'. The complex is the fulfillment of the president's instruction, the governor added. According to him, such projects need to be scaled up throughout the region.
“I strongly believe that punitive measures alone will not be able to improve the situation in the economy. Agriculture needs technology in the same way as manufacturing and other industries. And here is a technological facility, the first link in the milk production chain,” the governor said.
Belaruskali Director General Ivan Golovaty shared the details of the project: “Usually Belaruskali inaugurates potash facilities, builds mines and factories, but today we are meeting in an agricultural town. Indeed, this is our separate line of business that we have been running for five years. This is the first agricultural project that we have completed.”