Russian holding Siberian Agrarian Group (SAG) has recently approved the construction of two pig farms in Nizhnetavdinskoye district, Tyumen region, reported Russian media Ria Novosti.
An agreement on its construction was reached and signed by: the governor of the Tyumen region, Vladimir Yakushev, general director of Pig Tyumen, Koba Gumberidze, and general director of SAG, Andrew Tyutyushev.
According to the report, the total project costs amounts to $4.5-5 billion rubles (USD$150-160 million). In addition to the pig farms at the new production site , a feed mill will be constructed and a slaughterhouse, so the new enterprise will have a full production cycle.
Two pig farms will be designed to keep 4,800 sows each, with a production capacity of 25,000 tonnes of pork in live weight per year. It is planned that by 2016 the number of pigs at the farms should grow to 125,000.
To date, the group has acquired the eight hectares of farmland, and received state approval for the construction of a complex for storing and processing of crops. According to the company’s plans, construction is scheduled to begin in May 2014.