It is planned to build a dairy goat-breeding complex for 7,5 thousand cattle stalls in Crimea. According to the message of the Crimea Development Corporation (CDC), an agreement on cooperation in the implementation of the project was signed at the Yalta International Economic Forum. Investments in the project will amount to about 4.5 billion rubles. The investor is the "Kurgannoe" company.
The investor wants to establish an elite herd for breeding. Some goats will be milking, part - for slaughter. The processing of goat breeding products is also planned. The investment into the project amounts to 4.5 billion rubles.
For the complex, a land plot of about 5.8 thousand hectares is needed. A search for a suitable territory is in process at the moment. 221 workplaces will be created there.
There are no such large goat-breeding complexes in Russia anymore. On average, the number of goats in agricultural organizations is 1-2 thousand animals. The largest farms are "Lukoz" in Mari El and "Lukoz Saba" in Tatarstan, where are summarily more than 4,000 goats. "Lukoz" produces almost one-third of all goat's milk in the Russian market and is the largest goat farm in the CIS, head of the laboratory of the All-Union Institute of Sheep and Goat Husbandry Svetlana Novopashina told "Agroinvestor". According to her, there are about 2-2.1 million heads in Russia, 200 thousand of which - in agricultural organizations and 287 thousand - owned by farm enterprises and private entrepreneurs. The country produces 243 thousand tons of goat's milk, or 312 kg per goat per year.
Novopashina noted that dairy goat-breeding is a relatively young industry that has been most actively developing in Russia within the last 20 years. "Despite the fact that we are only at the beginning of the way, farms are created quite intensively. If 15 years ago there was not a single breeding farm in the country, there are now ten of them. In 2018, three more producers are claiming the status of breeding farms," Novopashina said. She added that at the same time investors who want to engage in dairy goat-breeding have to explore related industries as well. "Unfortunately, the situation so far is that a goat breeder will be successful only if he milks, breeds animal yield, produces end products, has a cheese-making plant for cheese production and takes care of product sales by himself," listed Novopashina.