95% of Wheat “ROSTOK-HOLDING” Group Harvested Is Milling Wheat

The farms of “ROSTOK-HOLDING” group harvested wheat and rapeseeds.

The croppage reached 13.6 thou tons, which is a threefold increase y-o-y (2012: 4.5 thou tons). In particular, the group gathered 12.8 thou tons of winter wheat (2012: 4.5 thou tons) and 0.8 thou tons of rapeseeds (2012: this crop was not planted).

The yield of winter wheat averaged out at 55.0 centners/ha, with the team of “Shalyhinske” LLC that is part of the group finishing the harvesting campaign with the highest yield — 58.7 centners/ha. In general, this crop was sown on the territory of six farms with the total acreage of 2.4 thou hectares. 95% of the harvested wheat is milling wheat (1st and 3rd grade).

The yield of rapeseeds came out at 25.9 centners/hectare. This year, the rapeseeds was planted on the territory of one farm only. Its area amounted to 0.3 thou hectares.

In 2013, the above mentioned crops comprise 7% of the total crop mix.

“During the first half of 2013 weather conditions differed regionally, hence regions reported different results. The farms in Sumy region were lucky enough to have moderate to intensive rainfall, while the farms in Chernihiv region experienced much drier weather, if compared to past years. However, the presence of group’s facilities in two regions of Ukraine allowed to eventually come out at decent average yields of these crops”, — said Yurii Lebedev, chief agronomist of the group.

Information for editors: “ROSTOK-HOLDING” is a vertically integrated agro industrial group specializing in the cultivation and sale of crops, production, processing and sale of dairy products. The total area of high quality black-earth soil under group’s control amounts to ca. 60 hectares. The group includes 2 dairies, 8 cattle breeding farms, 2 elevator complexes and a number of trade companies. The group is exporting its produce to customers and partners in MENA region, Asia, Europe and the CIS.