POSTAVY, 5 August (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko toured a local dairy plant during his trip to the town of Postavy on 5 August, BelTA has learned.
The head of state got acquainted with the cheese production process and also tasted several types of products.
"Very delicious!" Aleksandr Lukashenko shared his impressions.
The president was also shown new beef sausages from the Glubokoye Meat Processing Plant. "We can manufacture everything!" the head of state said.
An agro-industrial association of six organizations was set up on the basis of Postavy Dairy Plant (all in all, 137 organizations are involved in the project to set up agro-industrial associations in Vitebsk Oblast). In January-July, the association reported over Br100 million in sales revenue, which was a third more from last year. The return on sales was almost 15%.
Postavy Dairy Plant started operating in 1963 as a skimmed milk powder plant. But the first archival information about a milk processing enterprise in Postavy was found in pre-war sources. Therefore, the date of birth of the milk processing plant is considered to be 1 July 1939.
In the late 1980s, the enterprise was incorporated into Glubokoye Milk Canning Plant as a production site to process milk from farms.
In 2013, the plant launched the production of hard cheeses. Now cheese is the main line of business accounting for more than 72% of the plant's output. Whole milk products account for almost 14% and animal fat - for 10.4%.