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17 March 2023, 13:52

PM visits Primemilk dairy in Shchuchin

SHCHUCHIN, 17 March (BelTA) – Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko toured the Primemilk dairy plant during a working trip to Shchuchin District, BelTA has learned.

Primemilk's main line of business is whey-fat concentrates, or plant-based milk and cream substitutes. The company has also branched out into the production of soft cheeses. "We produce about 2,500 tonnes of whey-fat concentrates per month, and about 200 tonnes of cheese. In the future, we plan to increase cheese production to 500 tonnes. We will reach this goal in just a couple of months," director of Primemilk Anatoly Belyavsky said.

The company supplies its products to 15 countries. The main sales market in 2022 was the Russian Federation (about 60%). Some 35% of products went to the markets of Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

"Whey-fat concentrate is an import-substituting product. We replaced the plant-based cream. Since we can't bring palm and coconut oil into the country, we have found an alternative and switched to Belarusian raw materials, namely rapeseed oil. The product has not lost any qualitative indicators," said Anatoly Belyavsky.

Last year, Primemilk purchased six robots to fully automate the cheese care system. With the launch of the soft cheeses production line Pimemilk hired more than 40 workers. Total workforce is 192 people. Average salary is Br2,200.

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