Minister of Agriculture and Food of Ukraine Oleksiy Pavlenko visited Zhytomyr region. During the working visit, he visited the private enterprise "GALEKS-AGRO".

The enterprise is the leading Ukrainian organic farm that are growing organic crops, livestock and processing own products. There are more than a hundred of sale outlets of milk, yogurt, sour cream, kefir, cheese and butter. Enterprise cultivates 5,8 thousand hectares of agricultural land of Novograd-Volynskyy and Baranovka areas.

The harvested grain are exported to European countries - Switzerland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands. Powerful livestock farming counte nearly two thousand head of cattle. Livestock’s specialty is breeding of Simmental cattle for meat and dairy."

The general director Alexander Yushchenko says: "The average yield is 22,300 tons per day, for 305 days of lactation - 6 800 tonnes of milk. For" Symental "is an ideal yield. If we make culling, as in Europe does, then we will have 7 500 tons, but we just feel sorry to lose.

Nowadays we have already the fifth population of lactation, so it is a reproduction of herd by domestic livestock. We don't buy cows today, we received a status reproducer of Simmental cattle and we will sell animals to the state. Our goal is to create in Ukraine the conditions for the development of the organic market and organic livestock. There are all conditions to manage an animal husbandry. "

Decree of the President of Ukraine the director of the company Oleksander Yushchenko was awarded the state award, the chairman of the Zhytomyr region Sergey Mashkovskyi:

"For a significant contribution to the development of agricultural production, labor achievements, many years of selfless work and on the occasion of day of agricultural workers resolve: to award the Order" For Merit "second stage Yushchenko Oleksander - General director of the private enterprise "GALEKS-AGRO" Zhytomyr region. The President of Ukraine - Poroshenko. "

On the same day the Minister of Agricultural Development Oleksii Pavlenko visited opened in last year a modern plant for the production of organic dairy products "Organic Milk" in Baranivka. The Minister viewed the laboratories and workshops of processing and manufacturing, and tasted the products at the factory.