On 20 of June in the village of Sahunivka in Cherkasy region on the basis of Lomovate farm, the second French Dairy Farm Day was held. Six years ago, the farm became the part of «Euralis Semens Ukraine», which, in its turn, is a pert of French agro-industrial group Euralis.
The Eastern Europe Dairy Congress was held from 2 to 4 March in Kiev. The main event in the dairy sector gathered more than 2,000 participants at the exhibition center «KyivExpoPlaza» — managers and specialists of leading dairy farms, authorities, commercial companies, dairy processing enterprises, industry associations, international organizations, financial institutions, embassies and the media. The forum gathered delegates from more than 20 countries, including the US, France, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Estonia, Poland, Georgia, Serbia, Kazakhstan and others. The event was organized by the Association of Milk Producers of Ukraine (AMP), Ukrainian Agrarian Council (UAC) and Dykun company. The Congress was supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, FAO and the EBRD. During the event the specialized exhibition on dairy farming was held which was attended by around 100 companies-market leaders.
Andriy Yarmak: «Ukrainian Dairy Business is going through a very important period of its development. I say „development“, because I believe that before this, it rather floated downstream than developed. Now qualitative internal changes take place. So I would like us not to lose this opportunity and make it competitive business system».
For many milk producers 2014 was a turning point — it was necessary to suspend the implementation of large projects. It happened with the Dutchman Kees Hayzingoy. Director and co-owner of «Kischentsy» had high hopes for the future of Ukrainian dairy industry. He began to build a dairy unit for 3,5 thousand cows. Plans, though were postponed until better times, but milk production has not stopped.
Om July 21 in Ukraine for the first time was held the French milk a day. The event was held in JV «Lomovate» (Cherkasy region), which is the manufacturing base of «Euralis Semens Ukraine.» Organizers of the event were the Association of Dairy Producers and the company «Dykun», supported by the French Embassy in Ukraine.
On 17 of July at PAL «Ukraine» (HC «Eridon»), that is in the Pochuyky village Popilnyansky district, Zhytomyr region., was the official opening of the first stage of the dairy complex with automated milking. Its design capacity is 1,000 dairy cows.
On May 20-23 business tour for Ukrainian farmers to Poland and Belarus was held. It was organized by «KUHN-Ukraine».
Ukraine is going through a bed stretch. Political and economical volatile has also affected dairy sector. What immediate steps Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food takes to solve problems and what goal sets in present difficult conditions — this is the topic of the conversation with Deputy Minister Andrii Dykun.