The 25,000-heads hog farm and a “Kuban” megafarm are set in operation. The fully automated “Kuban” megafarm is the largest one in the Krasnodar territory and in the Southern Federal District. The farm holds 1,800 animals (1,000 of them are the forage cows). The farm produces 20 tons of superior-quality milk per day.
To develop own breeding, Kuban Agro hires one the most famous breeders, Mikhail Chumak, head of the selection laboratory in the Krasnodar Research Institute of Agriculture.
By that time Mikhail Chumak has already developed 70 corn hybrids and the so-called haploid explosion method which tripled the speed of generation of a new range of corn.
Thanks to this method, the number of corn hybrids developed over the past 5-10 years matched that of the previous 60 years.