According to the results of 2020, 1,850 Holstein heifers were delivered outside the region to dairy farms in the Moscow, Orel and Ryazan regions, as well as to the Republic of Bashkortostan.
For comparison: in 2019 – 808 goals.
Deliveries of purebred cattle are carried out by one of the leaders of the dairy industry of the Kaliningrad region – the Zalesye group of companies. Animals grown in pedigree reproducers of the holding: “the New Vysokovskiy”, “Malinovka” and “Zalesie-agro”.
According to the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, dairy breeding cattle from the Kaliningrad Region are in demand due to their high productivity. The region occupies a leading position in Russia in such an important indicator of agricultural efficiency as milk yield per feed cow. According to data for 2019, it is 8,764 kilograms in the region, which is 27.2% higher than the national average.
This indicator is the result of effective breeding work built in the Kaliningrad region. In the livestock industry of the region, special attention is paid to increasing the productivity of livestock, organizing selection and breeding work and improving the reproduction of the herd. The high technological level of agricultural enterprises in the region makes it possible to use the genetic potential of agricultural animals most effectively, which is reflected in the increase in productive indicators.
The launch of a unique specialized breeding and genetic center for dairy cattle breeding, LLC “Intergen Rus”, in 2019 is of great importance for the industry not only on the scale of the Kaliningrad Region, but also in Russia. The company specializes in improving the quality characteristics of the genetic material of cattle. In 2020, the company delivered genetic material for insemination of about 5,000 heads of cattle in the Kaliningrad region and 2,000 heads outside the region. In the long term, this project will allow the formation of a domestic fund of genetic resources, which will affect the increase in milk production, increase the efficiency and competitiveness of animal husbandry in Russia, and create an alternative to the import of cattle.