How to Set Up a Successful Livestock Project in this Day and Age
|Agrigo — The secret is to assume responsibility for the entire process|
|Interview with Guy Mindel, Co-Owner at Agrigo Ltd.|
|April 25, 2018|
Setting up a livestock project is a complex undertaking because of the many challenges involved, which include high quality, profitability, adhering to target countries' standards and regulations, and outdoing the competition.
Most of the company's projects are in Russia and the CIS. Over the years, the company's successes in this complex field have given it a formidable reputation. For example, the piggery it set up in Belarus ten years ago has been extremely profitable.
Genetically engineered pigs produce high quality meat by any standards. Prices are high and they covered the production costs after a relatively short time. The farm is therefore highly profitable. The project quickly attracted professionals and government officials who were eager to study the reasons for its success. The praise the project engendered soon brought Agrigo many new customers.
In Russia and the CIS, most of the livestock is grown in henhouses and cowsheds, and is destined for local markets. Agrigo nonetheless offers its new customers the potential for expansion, i.e., a plan for seeking wider markets, thus reducing dependency on the local ones.
Most of Agrigo's projects are of the turn key variety. The customer asks Agrigo to plan and implement the project and hand it back when it is ready to commence operations and beyond. This method allows the company to plan and control every detail of the extended process accurately, and then to optimise the outcome.
Subsequently, Agrigo will submit a master plan that examines infrastructure costs, such as roads, electrical power supply, water and sewage treatment. Ultimately, it examines financing options with local and international banks.
This method by which Agrigo assumes end to end responsibility for the project, has proven extremely successful. Agrigo undertakes to provide high quality produce, good profitability and plans for potential expansion. The results, as seen at the Belarus piggery and elsewhere, speak for themselves.