Hermitage Genetics is expanding its genetic production base in Russia through a new partnership with SK Kamenka Ltd. (CX KAMEHKA) which will entail the stocking of a new ‘state of the art’ 2,600 sow Genetic Nucleus in the Voronezh region, 650 km south of Moscow. This will increase the Hermitage Genetic Nucleus herd size in Russia to 3,700 sows when added to the existing established partnership with ZAO Shuvalovo –Sloboda 1,100 sow Nucleus in Vologda, 450 km North of Moscow. The new site will commence accepting breeding stock in early spring 2017 from the Sloboda Nucleus. Demand in the Russian Federation is high for breeding stock of high genetic merit and health status for the stocking of new federal and regional supported agricultural swine complexes in a bid to reach ‘self-sufficiency’ in pork production by 2020.
30TH September 2016- Embassy of Ireland Moscow– Both companies were invited to take part in an official contract signing ceremony in the embassy hosted by Ambassador Adrian McDaid. The signing ceremony and dinner was attended by representatives from both companies, along with representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Bord Bia and Enterprise Ireland Moscow offices.
About SK Kamenka Ltd.
This vertically integrated company owns a pig slaughter and meat processing plant in Bobrov, the rich ‘black soil’ Voronezh region which slaughters more than 1 million pigs annually. They presently have two relatively new commercial sow farms totalling 5,000 sows with plans to increase their commercial sow base in the region to 40,000 sows in the coming years, thereby securing a large percentage of the animals required to maintain homogenous supply for the meat plant.