TH Group opens high-yield dairy farm in Russia

Thursday, Feb 01, 2018 16:22

Aside from the dairy farm project in Moscow, TH Group is also building a dairy farm in Kaluga Oblast. — Photo

Viet Nam’s dairy maker TH Group, famous for its TH True Milk brand, officially inaugurated the TH high-yield dairy farm in Russia’s Volokolamsk District, Moscow Oblast, on Wednesday.

This is the first dairy farm of TH Group within the framework of the project of dairy farming, hi-tech milk processing and a number of food projects in Russia, with a total investment of US$2.7 billion.

At the beginning of this year, the farm received the first 1,100 high-producing Holstein Friesian cows, imported from the United States, commencing the operation of hi-tech dairy farming in Volokolamsk. Milk production is expected at 11-12 tonnes per cow every 305 days, helping the farm produce 30 tonnes of milk a day.

Thai Huong, founder of TH Group, said her business will continue building farms and importing cattle to finish the first phase of the project this May. With a total investment of $500 million, the project is set to cover more than 50,000ha and farm 45,000 cows. When fully operational, it will produce more than 234,000 tonnes of milk per year.

Aside from the dairy farm project in Moscow, TH Group is also building a dairy farm in Kaluga Oblast and plans to unveil the facility late in the first quarter of 2018.

The firm also signed agreements on investing in Tyumen Oblast and the Republic of Bashkortostan, and is preparing to carry out another dairy project in the Russian Far East. According to Russia’s National Dairy Producers Union, there were 8.25 million dairy cows in Russia in 2016, producing 30.7 million tonnes of fresh milk. However, the country had to import some 7.2 million tonnes of milk and is still facing a shortage of milk supply. — VNS

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