In Almatinskaya oblast a new large dairy farm “Medeu Kommerts” LLP for maintaining 780 head of cattle has been commissioned. After reaching the designed capacity they expect to produce 6000 thous. litre of milk per year.
Today, Kazakhstan produces milk insufficient for meeting the domestic market needs. The solution of the problem is to develop the commercial milk production by means of creation of large dairy farms constructed according to the advanced technologies: large quantity of heavy milking pedigree stock, loose housing and commercial milk production. Only such an approach will allow evenly producing the milk during the year. The creation of such farms is promoted by KazAgroFinance JSC by providing the financing on the affordable terms.
One of the Kazakhstani up-to-date dairy farms – “Medeu Kommerts” LLP is located in Almatinskaya oblast. Total volume of investments in the Project amounted to KZT3 602 mln., where the funds of KazAgroFinance JSC made up KZT2 995 mln. (83%), and the own Borrower’s funds totalled to KZT607 mln. (17%). For the Project 780 Holstein-Friesian head of cattle, technological equipment for cattle maintaining and milk processing had been purchased on leasing basis, the cow barns with calf barn and auxiliary premises, and the required infrastructure had been constructed, as well as the agricultural machinery for feed production had been purchased.
“Medeu Kommerts” LLP has been granted with the following measures of state support for:
· Subsiding of pedigree breeding stock maintaining, supplementary feeds and veterinary medicines;
· Subsiding of mixed feed and milk;
· Subsiding of feed production;
· Investment subsidies
· Tax privileges for food processing enterprises (preferences).
To date the dairy farm has a milk yield from the first consignment of 200 head imported in December, 2013. The second consignment of 580 head, which arrived in December, 2014, will have an even calving during this year. The cattle are maintained by the highly-skilled professionals in cattle maintenance, who are consulted by the Dutch and Canadian specialists. At the farm “Medeu Kommerts” LLP the milk production completed cycle has been arranged: apart from the farm they have own forage lands of 2000 ha and milk processing shop here.
Totally, KazAgroFinance JSC has approved 33 projects for dairy farms to the total amount of over KZT38 mlrd., where the Company’s share of financing is KZT27.5 mlrd. The aggregate designed capacity of dairy farms will be about 150 thous. ton of milk per year.