KALUGA, Russia, December 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Anatoly Artamonov, the Governor of Kaluga region located some 180 km to the southwest of Moscow, took part in the ceremony of commissioning a top-notch family cattle farm in the village of Plyuskovo, Kozelsk region.
The project of this robotized agricultural outlet has been implemented in the format of a special-purpose program for the development of cattle breeding farms in the Kaluga region in the period of 2012 through to 2014. The Potapovs, a young family that organized the farm, received a grant for the promotion of small business.
These monies invested in the project enabled the young farmers to overhaul the derelict farm buildings, to obtain the robotized equipment, and to purchase a herd of milking cows. Their plans for the future include the setting up of a full technological chain from own forage reserves to selection of animals to cattle-raising to the sales of milk to dairy factories in the Kaluga region.
As Gov Artamonov spoke about the importance of such projects for the future of the region's agrarian sector, he pointed out the role that the newest technologies have for the output of ecology-friendly and high-quality produce.
The latter factor is especially topical in the light of Russia's joining of the World Trade Organization, he said.
"The up-to-date equipment and new technologies the farm is fitted out with make it possible to get milk of the highest quality and our farms will thus be able to survive in the conditions of Russia's WTO membership thanks to high qualitative parameters of their produce," Gov Artamonov said.
SOURCE Office of Media Relations of Administration of Kaluga region