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On-farm in Russia: Cherkizovo’s ambitions

  • 1 Aug 11:27

From a visit to Cherkizovo’s brand new sow farm, called ‘Dankov Lipetsk 89’, a range of interesting tales came together. Today, part I of a four-part series from pig-producing Russia: owning company Cherkizovo. “Soon after I had moved to Russia, I realised I had made a huge mistake in doing so,” says US citizen Brad Heron with a smile. Having had various jobs in the US swine industry, he decided in 2014 to accept the challenge to become director of the pork division at integratorCherkizovo. He had barely started, whenAfrican Swine Fever(ASF) broke on a 36,000 head finisher farm in the Orel region. The farm was owned by Cherkizovo. It was. Read more...