March 20, 2013
Ukraine's KazAgro and Israel's LR Group to build beef facility
An agreement between Israeli company LR Group and Kazakhstan's KazAgro was signed to construct a beef-producing facility near Almaty in Kazakhstan.
The parties agreed to "construct a huge full-cycle beef production facility". The facility is expected to reach the production level of 5,000 tonnes of meat per year within three years.
According to the head of the Bilateral Israel-Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce Mikhael Roe accountable for organisation of the talks between the parties, this is a unique project. "This is the first time Israel is going to invest in a project and not just sell technologies or goods. KazAgro will become one of the sponsors of this facility," Roe said. He also said that the planned project had no equivalents in the region.
"Special fodders will be grown at the farm and an automated system will process them and feed the animals. Butchering, storage, packing and even delivery to major trade networks will be based on Israeli technologies. The complex will also have special freezers manufactured in Israel. But that's not all. The process will also involve recycling of wastes: biological fuel will be produced from animal waste products. Such fuel is normally used to generate electric power," representative of the Chamber of Commerce said.
"Kazakhstan will be able to present this project at the EXPO-2017 exhibition in Astana in four years," he stressed. The project's cost and its implementation dates are unknown yet.