UKRAINE – Exports of Ukrainian egg giant Ovostar have trebled following a production and sales surge with plans afoot for more laying sheds.
The company's official operational results show sales prices were up nearly a third.
Total flock increased 12 per cent last year with a 15 per cent rise in laying hens. Production lifted 16 per cent to 1.038 billion eggs, sales lifted by a quarter and layers numbers grew to 4.4 million head.
Sales volumes of dry egg products increased, particularly exports, which lifted 55 per cent to 828 tons.
Liquid egg exports, however, slipped four per cent.
“In 2015 we plan to increase volumes of eggs and egg products exported to our foreign clients significantly,” said chief executive officer, Borys Bielikov. “On the back of this, in addition to installation of new egg production facilities, we shall invest in egg processing equipment, so we are able to double our dry egg products production capacities by the end of the year 2015.
He said the company hopes for stability in Ukraine to give a solid basis to overcome the “economic crisis" in the country.
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