How to Set Up a Successful Livestock Project in this Day and Age

Agrigo — The secret is to assume responsibility for the entire process
April 25, 2018
How to Set Up a Successful Livestock Project in this Day and Age (Enlarge)

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.

Agrigo is a veteran EPC company specialising in setting up livestock projects, such as integrating a multitude of poultry integrations, dairy farms and piggeries, as well as twenty years' experience in greenhouse crops.


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.
In keeping with its forward-looking thinking, Agrigo has developed a professional financial forecasting capability that furnishes its customers with a production potential plan for targeting new markets, such as the Gulf States and Africa.




One potential export market is China, a newly awakening, rapidly developing economic powerhouse. In recent years, China has been setting stringent quality standards for its imports.

China's government regulations require close inspections before issuing any import licences. Companies seeking Chinese markets must maintain high production standards. Agrigo is aware of these requirements and is therefore able to recommend strategies for meeting them.

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.




Agrigo's experience and profound knowledge of international livestock husbandry, means that its work is thorough and meticulous. It will never take on a project without conducting a feasibility study, in which it ensures that the product is suitable and that there is a market for it; then examining the best way to proceed, considering options and finally making recommendations to the customer.

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.