The season of big milk came to Ukraine this year much earlier than always — at the end of January. So processors decided to begin to decrease purchase prices. The farmer gets less and less, but consumers should pay same money. In case with cheese and butter — even more.
In previous issues we talked about various aspects of the automated feeding systems for calves. In particular, we describe the foreign experience. Although the use of automatic feeders — a rare practice at the domestic dairy farms, there are several farms where calves are fed with the help of machines.
Vadim Chagarovsky, Chairman of the board of the Union of Ukrainian dairy enterprises — is a specialist who started his professional as foreman assistant at the dairy plant, and gradually passed all stages up to high positions in the dairy industry in Ukraine.
Elman Orujov is well known in the circle of Ukrainian milk producers and beyond it. He was among the first who has began to introduce in Ukraine the industrial production of milk. Over the past ten years, the industry has reached a new level, but the world’s best performance is yet to come.
To have a complete picture of Ukrainian dairy sector during 10 years we had a talk with Oleg Krasnorutskiy, director of the company "DeLaval". Company, which for two decades in a row delivers products and solutions for dairy farming on the Ukrainian market.
In cooperation you can achieve much more than alone. This is one of the main lessons that has learned one of the founders of the Association of Milk Producers, Head of FAE “Piskivske” Valerii Kolosha during the past decade.
Over the past ten years, the national dairy breeding has changed dramatically. The attitude of agricultural producers has also changed. However, it is not enough to respond the new challenges of the global and Ukrainian dairy market.
Together with the period of independence, genetics of dairy cattle in Ukraine becomes chaotic. The lack of unified national purpose of breeding dairy cattle and a plan of actions at the national level left the economy left face to face with its problems.
The Austrian company «Pöttinger» came to the Ukrainian market a decade ago, much later than the other suppliers of similar equipment.