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Cherkizovo Feed Mill Opened in Lev Tolstoy District

16 July 2013

RUSSIA - Nikolai Tagintsev, Deputy Governor of Lipetsk Region, Vladimir Osetrov, acting head of Lev Tolstoy District, and Andrey Kovalev, head of OJSC Lipetskmyasoprom have opened the grain-receiving centre for the Lev Tolstoy feed mill, part of the integrated pig and poultry processing company, Cherkizovo.

The Lev Tolstoy Feed Mill specialises in producing all-natural pig feed and is one of the largest facilities in this sector in Lipetsk Region. Its production rate is 30 tonnes per hour, and its overall grain storage capacity exceeds 95,000 tonnes.

Commissioning of the new receiving center will speed up grain receiving considerably from 65 tonnes per hour to 150 tonnes per hour and also increase the mill’s turnover.

“The presence of a large investor like Cherkizovo Group in the region contributes to the greater prosperity of both the region and each of its residents,” Deputy Governor of Lipetsk Region, Nikolai Tagintsev said.

“Local residents do not have to look for work outside the region and have the opportunity to work close to home, earn decent salary, and have a stable and comfortable life.”

“Cherkizovo Group is the largest investor in our district,” Vladimir Osetrov, acting Head of Lev Tolstoy District supported Mr Tagintsev.

“Thanks to this company, the district’s residents are able to find well paid jobs, the district budget is replenished and important social facilities are being built. Last year, for example, we opened a high school in our town that was built with tax revenues, including those from Cherkizovo Group.”

“Lev Tolstoy Feed Mill is an important component of the company’s business,” Andrey Kovalev added.

“We are a vertically integrated holding whose goal is to be fully self-sufficient in feed. In the past year, the company has completed construction of new pork units in Lipetsk, Tambov and Voronezh Regions. Productivity of the pork division has grown, as well as the demand for feed in the cluster. Increasing grain receiving capacity will help speed up many of the production processes at the facility, which will make it more efficient.”

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