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Solid investment in Belarusian-Danish bacon project in Vitebsk Oblast

Economy 17.08.2018 | 17:34
Sergei Rumas and Nikolai Govorko
Sergei Rumas and Nikolai Govorko

TOLOCHIN DISTRICT, 17 August (BelTA) – The Beldan company invested Br62 million in the enterprise to produce pork for making bacon. The agricultural enterprise located in Tolochin District solemnly opened on 17 August as Tolochin marks its 585th anniversary, BelTA has learned.

Taking part in the opening ceremony were Vitebsk Oblast Governor Nikolai Sherstnev, Chairman of the Board of the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus Sergei Rumas, local authorities and the labor collective.

Top manager at Beldan Nikolai Govorko informed that the construction of the agricultural enterprise started in October 2015; the industrial process was launched in November 2016. The commissioning was structured into four phases.

In order to produce premium-class pork for making bacon, the enterprise uses pure pig breeds (the Danish landrace, Yorkshire, Duroc) that are brought from Denmark once in a year to avoid rebreeding. About 100 animals are brought to Belarus annually. Pigs receive only vegetable feedstuffs, like grain, soy, vegetable oils, premixes and minerals. “It is the purity of feed and the genetic line that enable us to produce premium-quality Danish pork for making bacon,” Nikolai Govorko said.

In his words, the grain and pork production capacity is estimated at 6,000 tonnes of meat in live weight basis per year. The proceeds from selling products in January-July 2018 made up Br10.3 million; the profitability of sale stood at 21%. The average monthly salary is about Br1,500.

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