KSG Agro increased pig stock by 17.6% in the first quarter of 2022

In the 1st quarter of 2022, KSG Agro agricultural holding increased the number of pigs by 17.6% compared to the same period in 2021, from 46.4 thousand to 54.5 thousand heads. This was reported by the press service of the agricultural holding.

In the 1st quarter of 2022, KSG Agro agricultural holding increased the number of pigs by 17.6% compared to the same period in 2021, from 46.4 thousand to 54.5 thousand heads. At the same time, the number of offspring during the same period increased by 28.1%, from 25.2 to 32.3 thousand heads.
“Even in wartime, we continue to work on a strategic goal: to increase the number of pigs,” said Sergiy Kasianov, Chairman of the Board of Directors at KSG Agro. “The main factors in the increase in the number of livestock recorded in the 1st quarter were the renewal and increase of sows of Canadian genetics Genesus by 200 heads, as well as improving the quality of feed produced at our feed mill from its own raw materials and premixes. Which made it possible to increase the offspring. ”
According to the agrarian, the increase in production efficiency and the increase in livestock in the near future will affect the growth of sales and provide an opportunity to continue the constant humanitarian supplies to the Armed Forces and medical institutions. “Ensuring food security is our contribution to the country’s defense and our victory,” said Mr Kasianov.
To remind, last December KSG Agro agricultural holding began the reconstruction of the second phase of the pig farm, in particular, an additional rearing plant and fattening shops.
ДОСЬЄ
KSG Agro є одним з провідних агрохолдингів України, європейською інноваційною групою компаній, що працює за принципом вертикальної інтеграції. Акції холдингу включені до лістингу Варшавської фондової біржі. KSG Agro входить до складу Європейської Бізнес Асоціації (EBA), а також до Асоціації «Свиноводи України». Основною діяльністю холдингу є обробка землі та виробництво сільгоспкультур, а також свинарський бізнес, за який відповідає ТОВ «Стронг-Інвест». Починаючи з вересня 2014 року, KSG Аgro реалізує стратегію розвитку, згідно з якою компанія розвиває найперспективніші проєкти, насамперед свинарство, а також рослинництво

16.05.2022

The 2022 KSG Agro sunflower and corn sowing campaign has started

The sunflower and corn sowing campaign has started last week at KSG Agro. This was reported by the press service of the agricultural holding with reference to the head of the KSG Agro crop division Dmytro Yemelchenko.
The sowing campaign of sunflower on the area of 8.5 thousand hectares and corn on 1 thousand hectares has started last week in the farms that are part of KSG Agro agricultural holding. During the sowing process, plant protection products from international manufacturers Syngenta and Limagrain are used.
According to Dmytro Yemelchenko, the start of the sowing campaign was scheduled for April 17, 2022, however, due to temperature conditions and taking into account the level of humidity, it was postponed to a later period.
Four 24-row John Deere DB 55 sowers with a capacity of 250 hectares per day are involved in the sowing process.
Currently, the farms of the agricultural holding apply CAS fertilizers for the cultivation of sunflower crops and carry out chemical treatment of winter crops (rapeseed, wheat, barley), whose plants are in good condition.
According to preliminary forecasts, the completion of sowing is scheduled for May 20, 2022.

10.05.2022

In 2021, KSG Agro increased profits by 44%, EBITDA – 2 times

According to the results of 2021, compared to 2020, KSG Agro has improved gross income by 44% – from $ 21.3 to $ 30.7 million, and EBITDA – from $ 6.02 to $ 12.27 million, as was reported by the press service of the holding with reference to the annual report of the company, published on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE).
According to the annual report of the agricultural holding published on the WSE, in 2021 compared to 2020, the company’s gross income increased by 44% – from 21.3 to 30.7 million dollars, and EBITDA twice – from 6.02 to 12.27 MUSD.
During this period, KSG Agro’s other financial indicators also grew at a dynamic pace. Thus, operating profit increased 2.5 times, from 4.3 to 10.7 million dollars. And the profit of KSG Agro S.A. (Luxembourg), which includes all companies in the group, before tax amounted to $20.2 million.
“Last year, thanks to our effective work and a number of circumstances, was a success for us. Thanks to the right selection of technologies and favorable weather conditions, our crop yields have become a record for the last 10 years. In the pig segment, we have received good intermediate results from our long-term project to renew the pig population by Genesus Canadian sows,” said Sergiy Kasianov, Chairman of the Board of Directors at KSG Agro.
According to Sergiy Kasianov, “KSG Agro plans to increase production in 2022, particularly in the pig segment.”

04.05.2022

KSG Agro raised a credit line from TASKOMBANK in the amount of UAH 60 million.

KSG Agro raised a credit line from TASKOMBANK in the amount of UAH 60 million (equivalent of USD 2 mln)
The Board of KSG Agro S.A. headquartered in Luxembourg (“the Issuer”) hereby informs that 2022 sowing campaign for the sunflower and corn is about to be launched, all of the key materials (diesel, fertilizers, crop protection materials) are in place for 100% of the campaign. Taskombank had supplied another UAH 60 mln (equivalent of USD 2 mln) to support the Group

For the winter crops, planted in the autumn of 2021, all the required fertilizers had been applied, as well as crop protection materials, the plants are in a very good shape. Circa 8,500 hectares of sunflower and corn shall be sown using the full spectrum of technologies usually applied by the Group. The trigger for launch of the sowing campaign shall be the proper temperature required for those types of crops.

The Issuer is optimistically looking into the future: military actions have moved further away, with the Ukrainian military heroically fighting the aggression. Meanwhile, prices for all major crops continue to increase.

25.04.2022

KSG Agro increased sales of pigs by 3% in March

KSG Agro Agricultural Holding in March increased sales of pigs by 3% compared to February 2022, according to the press service of the holding.
In March, KSG Agro Agricultural Holding increased sales of pigs by 3% compared to February 2022, from 6080 to 6247 heads.
The main factor influencing the increase in sales from month to month was the increase in the number of pig population by 500. Thus, if in February 2022 it was 54018 heads, in March 2022 – 54534 heads.
“Despite the extremely difficult situation in the country under martial law characterized by the rupture of logistics chains, we managed to increase the number of pigs and sales by creating a stock of feed and renewing the sow population last year,” said Chairman of the Board of KSG Agro Sergiy Kasianov. “We will continue to do everything possible in the conditions of war to maintain stable work and gradually increase our performance, thus ensuring food security and helping the Armed Forces with our products.”

25.04.2022

KSG Agro forms a three-month supply of raw materials for the production of feed

KSG Agro has started to form a strategic three-month supply of raw materials for the production of compound feeds at its own feed mill. This was reported by the press service of the holding.
KSG Agro has started to form a strategic three-month supply of raw materials for the production of compound feeds at its own feed mill. The purpose of this step is to ensure the smooth operation of the pig farm, taking into account the risk of interruptions in the supply of feed ingredients due to the temporary rupture of logistics chains in wartime.
According to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of KSG Agro Sergiy Kasianov, in order to fulfill this task, the supplier of premixes for the production of feed – Cargill has further increased the shipment quotas. The holding delivers the supplier’s products used for feed, as well as compound feed for young piglets, to the feed mill by its own vehicles. So far, two premixes have been delivered. The company estimates the monthly supply of premixes and special compound feed for newborn piglets at 160 tons.
Thus, the stock of ingredients for the production of compound feeds has already been formed: for grain (barley, corn, wheat, triticale, sorghum grown by the holding’s plant farms) – for 4 months, flour-protein (bran, soybean meal, sunflower meal, sunflower meal) – for 1 month, for premixes – for 1.5 months. KSG Agro intends to increase the stock of all types of ingredients in the near future, which allows for three months of uninterrupted production of feed.
According to Sergiy Kasianov, now the feed mill is working at full capacity. If before it worked in one shift with a production capacity of 100 tons of feed per day, now in two shifts with a production capacity of over 200 tons per day.
As previously reported with reference to the head of the Kryvyi Rih Military Administration Oleksandr Vilkul, the Ukrainian defense forces pushed the Russian occupiers 60 km from Kryvyi Rih, as a result of which the line of contact shifted from the border with Dnipropetrovsk to Kherson region (https://www.pravda.com.ua /rus/news/2022/03/29/7335383/).

DOSSIER
KSG Agro is one of the leading agricultural holdings in Ukraine, a European innovation group of companies working as a vertically integrated business. The holding’s shares are listed at the Warsaw Stock Exchange. KSG Agro is a member of the European Business Association (EBA) and the Ukrainian Pig Breeders Association.
The main activities of the holding are land cultivation and production of agricultural crops, as well as the pig business, for which LLC Strong-Invest is responsible. Since September 2014, KSG Agro has been implementing a development strategy, according to which the company invests in the most promising projects, primarily pig farming and crop production.

06.04.2022

KSG Agro and the MAYBUTNIE (“FUTURE”) Charitable Foundation delivered medical equipment and medicine from Germany to Dnipro

KSG Agro Agroholding and the MAYBUTNIE (“Future”) Charitable Foundation delivered to Ukraine three tons of humanitarian medical cargo including orthopedic equipment and medicine from Germany. This was reported by the press service of the agricultural holding.
KSG Agro Agricultural Holding and Sergiy Kasianov’s Maybutnie (“Future”) Charitable Foundation ensured the delivery of humanitarian medical cargo weighing three tons from Germany to Ukraine. The cargo includes everything necessary for the treatment of wounded Ukrainian servicemen who demonstrate miracles of courage on the fronts of battles with the Russian occupiers.
“A three-ton cargo of the most necessary and very important medical equipment for the treatment of our fighters with limb injuries has been delivered to Ukraine. The total cost of orthopedic materials and prostheses is about 300 thousand euros. These are medicines, bandages, external fixation devices of various modifications. And there are carts, crutches, orthopedic kits, hundreds of products collected for our country by German universities, hospitals, pharmacies and insurance companies,” said Oleksandr Loskutov, head of the Ukrainian-German Association of Orthopedic Traumatologists.
Orthopedic kits and medicines will soon be sent to the Dnipro Military Hospital, the Mechnikov Dnipro Regional Clinical Hospital, city clinical hospital №2 of Kryvyi Rih and to the Mykolayiv hospitals.
All expenses, logistical and organizational support of cargo delivery to Dnipropetrovsk region were borne by KSG Agro and Charitable Foundation.
“Our courageous warriors bravely and to the last breath defend our homeland. And our task in the rear is to fully help them rehabilitate in case of injuries and loss of health, in order to return to the ranks of the Armed Forces as soon as possible, – commented the chairman of KSG Agro and founder of the Maybutnie (“Future”) Charitable Foundation Sergiy Kasianov. – That is why, without hesitation, we took on all aspects of cargo delivery – transport, drivers, fuel, customs procedures and more. Today, many people and companies in Europe offer various types of assistance to Ukraine. We are actively involved in the dialogue with them, we have constant contacts with the Embassy of Ukraine in Switzerland, the Consulate in Milan and other diplomatic missions. Therefore, this humanitarian aid is not the last, and we will continue to help our country receive humanitarian and medical cargo from different parts of Europe and the world.”
“We see a vivid embodiment of the principle of social responsibility of business, which has lent its shoulders and helped in a difficult moment for Ukraine. I would like to sincerely thank you for supporting the delivery of humanitarian goods, which are so necessary for the treatment of wounded soldiers of the Armed Forces, the National Guard and the Territorial Defense,” said Mykola Lukashuk, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council.

01.04.2022

KSG Agro securing UAH 40 mln additional funds for the sowing campaign from Taskombank

KSG Agro has secured additional funds for the sowing campaign from its long-term financial partner – Taskombank. The funds in the amount on UAH 40 mln (equivalent of USD 1,33 mln) has already been dispatched by the bank, and are being utilized. All major inputs for the sowing campaign had been already secured.
KSG Agro had been supported by Taskombank in those difficult days, adding more security to the sowing campaign dynamics. As of today, all major items required for the campaign had been procured, including diesel required for the full area of the land bank to be sowed. Moreover, more financing may be granted going forward, of which KSG Agro shall be reporting in due course

24.03.2022

KSG Agro is provided with fuel and fully prepared for the spring sowing campaign

The farms that are part of KSG Agro agricultural holding are actively completing preparations for the spring sowing campaign. The holding is provided with fuel, seeds, and is completing the formation of a reserve of plant protection products. This was reported by the press service of KSG Agro with reference to the director of the crop production division of the holding Dmitry Emelchenko.
The farms that are part of KSG Agro agricultural holding are completing preparations for the spring sowing campaign, which starts on April 10-12.
“Currently, the process of selecting seeds, plant protection products, and fertilizers is underway. The problem is not only to find, but also to deliver products from warehouses, where it is possible to do this under the current conditions. We are succeeding in this: we have finished contracting, we have fully supplied corn seeds, and in the near future we will complete the supply of sunflower seeds, and we will also import plant protection products. We are in full, and even with a margin for harvesting, provided with fuel. Everything is going according to our plan and in general the situation on the holding’s farms looks normal and good. Technically and agronomically, we are fully prepared for the sowing season,” says Dmitry Yemelchenko.
At present, the holding’s farms have completed the process of feeding winter crops on an area of 5.5 thousand hectares, as well as rapeseed on an area of 800 hectares. The plants are in good condition, they are actively developing and growing rapidly.
KSG Agro is not going to make adjustments to the planned crop structure: 60% grain crops (wheat, barley, rapeseed) and 40% spring crops (sunflower and corn). “Of course, we had discussions that, due to the decrease in the export potential of sunflower, we should place more emphasis on grain crops, which are more in demand within the country. However, agronomically, this is wrong and we are maintaining the current crop rotation,” emphasized the holding’s production director.
The farmer described the situation with moisture reserves in the soil as a difficult one. “In the meter layer in the southern part of the region, we have 125 mm, and in the Dnipro regions it is 150 mm, which is lower than the optimal value of 200 mm. However, there is still a month before the sowing campaign and we hope that the moisture will increase and the situation will change for the better,” he concluded.

DOSSIER
KSG Agro is one of the leading agricultural holdings in Ukraine, a European innovation group of companies working as a vertically integrated business. The holding’s shares are listed at the Warsaw Stock Exchange. KSG Agro is a member of the European Business Association (EBA) and the Ukrainian Pig Breeders Association.
The main activities of the holding are land cultivation and production of agricultural crops, as well as the pig business, for which LLC Strong-Invest is responsible. Since September 2014, KSG Agro has been implementing a development strategy, according to which the company invests in the most promising projects, primarily pig farming and crop production.

22.03.2022

KSG Agro has strengthened the security of the pig farm and increased staff salaries

KSG Agro has taken additional measures to motivate and protect the staff of the holding’s farms during the period of hostilities in Ukraine. Shipment of meat to retail chains continues, in particular, to Zaporozhzhia. This news came from the press service of the agricultural holding.
KSG Agro has taken additional measures to motivate and protect the staff of the holding’s farms during the period of hostilities in Ukraine. As the pig farm, being under the responsibility of Strong-Invest, a KSG Agro company, is one of the strategically important food security companies, the contribution of its employees to the victory over the enemy is in the coordinated and efficient work of the team. In this regard, with the support of the Association of Pig Farmers of Ukraine (ACU) through the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration, the holding submitted to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy lists of employees of the pig farm, which will be given exemption from mobilization.
“Our staff works under very difficult conditions, doing their best to produce food that is vital for the people of Ukraine and its army,” said Sergiy Kasianov, Chairman of the Board of Directors at KSG Agro. ” The activities of the holding are strategically important from the point of view of food security of the country, so our front is labor and we see our task in the coordinated work of the team. I believe that this is no less important for victory than defending our Ukraine with weapons in hand.” To recall, KSG Agro continues to ship pork at the request of consumers, including into the Silpo and Varus retail chains. Since February 24, the company has supplied about 500 tons of pork. Deliveries are made not only in the Dnipropetrovsk region, where the share of the holding’s pork market is 50%, but also in Zaporozhzhia. In Zaporozhzhia today there is a difficult humanitarian situation, including with the provision of food. And our drivers, risking their lives, make deliveries to the Silpo stores in Zaporozhzhia and the Zaporozhzhia region,” Sergiy Kasianov said.
After the start of hostilities on the territory of Ukraine, all of the holding’s employees received additional motivation in the form of a twofold increase in wages during the war. In addition, they were paid double the advance and provided food for the people. If before the war, employees paid 50% for lunches in the canteen of the pig farm, now they are completely free for them.
“All employees are provided with food rations, which, in particular, include 3 kg of pork. For those who need official housing, apartments are additionally rented at the location of the pig farm at the holding’s expense. To ensure the leisure of the children of the pig farm staff, an “own” kindergarten was opened in the administrative building so that mothers would not have to worry about their children. And three bomb shelters were equipped at the location of the enterprise,” Sergiy Kasianov added. In order to strengthen the security of the pig farm, protection is organized by the defense forces, who receive our support and regular meals. Furthermore, additional checkpoints have been set up to protect both the pig farm and the settlement in which it is located.

16.03.2022