In 2018, Ekosem-Agrar began construction of 14 dairy cow facilities with capacity for more than 45,000 dairy cows.

Ekosem-Agrar increasing milk output

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, increased its raw milk output to more than 2,000 tons per day for the first time last week.

Ekosem-Agrar will soon start construction of a cheese factory in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Ekosem-Agrar to become an integrated manufacturer of dairy products

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, benefited from the benign business conditions in Russia and further accelerated the growth of its business segments. The company was able to double not only its agricultural...

The governor of the Altai Territory expressed support for the company's projects and further expansion.

PepsiCo Russia invests in Rubtsovsk dairy plant

By Jim Cornall

PepsiCo, Russia's largest producer of food and beverage products, has completed two major investment projects at the Rubtsovsk dairy plant in Russia: a whey processing section and treatment facilities.

Arkady Dvorkovich: 'I think these documents will be approved unless some miraculous changes occur in the geopolitics.' ©iStock

Europe divided

Russia to extend EU embargo until late 2017

By Niamh Michail

Russia’s embargo of EU food products will be extended until the end of 2017 but the list of banned foods or countries affected will not change, according to a draft government decree.

Currency issues and the continued ban on EU products entering Russia were factors in Milkiland's Q1 results.

Milkiland sees profits tumble in Q1

By Jim Cornall

International dairy producer Milkiland said the lack of cheese exports from Ukraine and Poland to Russia, unfavorable global pricing for dry milk products, and currency devaluation, resulted in an almost 22% drop in its Q1 2016 consolidated revenues to...

The Russian dairy industry faces some challenges, but companies like Kuban agroholding are responding. Photo: iStock - invizbk

Exclusive: The state of the Russian dairy industry

By Jim Cornall

In spite of the ban on European products – including dairy – entering Russia, the internal dairy industry seems to be on a firm footing in spite of some challenges, according to Andrey Oleynik, chairman of the board of directors of Kuban agroholding,...

Two Danone plants in Russia will be closed, with production moved to other facilities

Danone restructuring Russian production

By Jim Cornall

Two Danone plants in Russia are closing as the company rearranges its capacities in both Siberia and the Volga region as part of its production optimization program.