Damate increases milk production volumes in Tyumen region by 58% in second quarter of 2019

Dairy farming

Damate Group keeps increasing production volumes of the dairy products complex in Tyumen region the Tyumen Dairy Farms LLC. In the second quarter of 2019, the growth in milk yield amounted to 58% compared to the same period last year. For three months, the complex produced 10.8 thousand tons of raw milk of the highest quality.

The increase in volumes is due to both a planned increase in the total population of the complex from 6.6 to 8 thousand heads at the end of the second quarter of 2019, and an increase in animal productivity. So in the second quarter of 2018, the average daily milk yield per milking head was 31.4 liters, and for the same period of the current year - 33.3 liters. The achieved productivity indicators are comparable with those of the best foreign dairy farms.

The increase in productivity is due to a number of factors, in particular, optimization of diets and control of dry fodder consumption by animals. A decisive influence had a change in the structure of the dairy herd towards an increase in animals with the second and third lactation. Positive results were achieved by an effective partnership with Cogent (official representative of ST Genetics in Russia), which aims to maximize the use of animal genetic potential through genomic assessment and individual selection of bull seed.

Intelligent video surveillance has been introduced at the complex, so it is possible now to monitor the implementation of protocols online and quickly detected deviations. And the Smart Bow system allows to control the health of animals, and also helps the artificial insemination operator in detecting hunting in animals and determining the time of insemination.

It should be reminded that Damate complex in Tyumen region is the largest dairy farm in Siberia, where more than 8.5 thousand heads are located. Currently, Damate is implementing a project to expand the capacity of complex from 4,600 to 6,000 heads, as a result of which the production volumes of milk will be 55 thousand tons per year.