German company will build pig complex in the Voronezh region, Russia

08-06-2011 | |

In the small Voronezh region, located in the European part of Russia between the Lipetsk Region and the Ukrainian border a new modern pig complex will be constructed. German company TonniesFleisch, specialising in pork production, confirmed its intention to implement a major investment project in the Voronezh region.

TonniesFleisch representatives repeatedly visited the region to explore potential sites for construction of livestock and processing facilities. TonniesFleisch plans to build a pig complex with total capacity of 200 thousand tonnes in carcass weight per year, animal feed mill, and plant for slaughter. Investments according to forecasts could reach 300 million euro (US$432 mln). 
The Voronezh authorities are conducting parallel negotiations with TonniesFleisch, and the Moscow group Agroimport on a similar issue. Both companies are partners on the project Alekseevskii bacon in the Belgorod region. 

Previously it was stated that TonniesFleisch will carry on business in the region together with its Russian partner, but now it seems like the investors plans have changed. Agroimport, in turn, is considering building 10 pig farms in the region with total capacity of 50 thousand tonnes in carcass weight per year and an animal feed mill with the capacity of 40 tonnes per day, and also to develop meat processing in the near future.

Investments may reach 5 billion rubles (US$178 mln.). 

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