The production of a poultry farm with a workshop for the deep processing of meat and liver of ducks of the Mulard breed began on an area of about 300 hectares near the village of Kaverye, Ramonsky District, of the Voronezh Region. The enterprise will produce its first products in the second quarter of 2021, the Head of the District Nikolai Frolov told the RIA Voronezh correspondent on Wednesday, September 4.

The factory will provide nearly 500 jobs – an entire agricultural town of 150 cottages will be built for its specialists. The annual capacity of the duck meat processing enterprise will be 2880 tons, and the production of foie gras will amount to 150 tons a year. The investment project is estimated at 4.5 billion rubles.

– As we are designing the deep processing workshop, we are paying special attention to the possibility of production of baby food based on duck meat and other tolling raw materials – rabbit, turkey meat and so on. The project involves the use of modern technologies for the production of bedding and the disposal of used poultry litter through the method of manufacturing bioorganic fertilizers. These technologies significantly reduce environmental emissions, they are recommended for use in agriculture of the Russian Federation and allow certifying the production for sale on world markets, – said project manager Gennady Meshkov.

Victor Logvinov, the deputy chairman of the Voronezh Region Government and the former head of Ramonsky District held a working session at the construction site of the factory on Tuesday, September 3.

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Photo – Alexander Bogdanov

He noted that the creation of the enterprise is important not only for the municipality and the region, but also for the country:

– This enterprise is unique for Russia and will become a powerful incentive in the development of duck breeding. The use of modern world technologies for the deep processing of duck meat using unique equipment will allow for covering the market demand for duck meat both in the general segment and in the premium segment. Given that the company's products mostly fall within the scope of the sanctions and are in demand by the market, this trend will ensure high economic sustainability of the project.