Ukrainian beef: new perspectives

Beef exports remain an unrealized investment niche of the Ukrainian agribusiness. To bring it to life, producers need to consolidate efforts and select an acceptable model from the production of this type of meat. Where to start and how to become a professional producer of beef, says Evgeny Shatokhin, an expert of the USAID project “Support for Agrarian and Rural Development”.

Underestimated reserve

The last two years, the topic of an additional source of profit for milk producers - fattening cattle dairy breeds - is actively discussed at various Ukrainian events. So, in November last year during the exhibition Ukrainian Food Expo the first congress of producers and exporters of beef Ukrainian Beef Congress was held. Then the participants even received a business plan for the fattening of the bull calves and a business plan for the organization of the slaughter and primary cattle processing complex developed within the framework of the special project of the FAO and the EBRD.

The philosophy of the meat business

Every year shortfall from value-added beef production, in which Ukraine could be effectively engaged, about 1 bln. dollars are lost. Where are the money and how to get them back into the pocket of Ukrainian farmer, says economist of the investment department of the FAO Andrey Yarmak.

“Profitable Pig Production” magazine