Cherkizovo Group acquires feed mill in Russia’s Orenburg region

The acquisition is designed to enhance feed supplies to the company’s pig facilities in the Orenburg region.

Merger Acquisition
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Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat producer, has completed a deal to buy Venta-Oil, the owner of a feed mill and grain elevator in the Orenburg region. The acquisition is designed to enhance feed supplies to the company’s pig facilities in the Orenburg region.

AIC Mikhailovsky (part of Cherkizovo Group) signed an agreement to purchase 100% of Venta-Oil. The acquired facility includes a feed production unit (after an upgrade, its annual capacity is set to reach 50,000 metric tons), an elevator capable of storing 54,000 metric tons of grain at a time, a silo structure, and a warehouse for finished products. On top of that, the facility also boasts two grain dryers (80 metric tons per hour) and a certified laboratory.

Venta-Oil employs more than 70 people.

Cherkizovo Group has been operating in the Orenburg Region since 2022. The company owns Vishnevsky Genetics and Breeding Center which, among other things, provides assistance in pig breeding at sites with a cumulative capacity of more than 250,000 heads per year. Thanks to the acquisition of Venta-Oil, Cherkizovo will enhance its biosecurity and provide these sites with high-quality animal feeds.

“We take consistent steps to strengthen our company’s vertical integration, and the recently closed deal is yet another step in this direction,” said Anastasia Mikhailova, head of communications at Cherkizovo Group. “Cherkizovo continues to invest in the Orenburg Region, as it sees favorable conditions for business development. The new asset is a state-of-the-art feed production facility that will create good synergies with the other sites the company owns in the region.”

Cherkizovo Group is one of Russia’s largest animal feed producers. In 2023, the company produced 2.9 million metric tons of feed, up 21% year-on-year. Almost all this feed is supplied to Cherkizovo-owned poultry and pig farming facilities.

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