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Axzon resumes pig farming in Krasnodar Krai

The Danish company Axzon Group will resume producing pigs on its complex Dan Cube in Krasnodar Krai (also known as Kuban), in southern Russia at the shores of the Black Sea.

The farm, located in Krasnoarmeysk district, was closed as a result of the African Swine Fever epidemic, local authorities reported.

Full-cycle pig breeding complex

Dan Cube, a full-cycle pig breeding complex was built in Kuban in 2010. The capacity was 60,000 heads of finishers per year with 2,600 sows. In 2012, the farm was closed due to the ASF outbreak and the farm was depopulated.

In October of this year, the farm complex was reopened; the farm already purchased 1,759 sows.

Producing at a place where there is a market

Tom Akselgaard, head of the holding, told Kuban governor Veniamin Kondratyev, "The first thing we need is to restart the pig farm for 2,500 sows. This is not enough, however, there are plans to increase the number to 10,000 sows, which will give us 30,000 tonnes of pork a year. I believe that we should produce at the place where there is a market, resource base and workforce."

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