ASTARTA’s operational results for 2018
17.01.2019 12:20 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
ASTARTA harvested record high level of grains and oilseeds in 2018 1.065 mln tons (+35% y-o-y). Total harvest of corn was over 620 thousand tons with the average yield of crop of 9.8 tons per ha. Some production units of the Group reached the yields level of 11.5 tons per ha. Sugar beet harvest was less comparing with the results of 2017 on decreased area under the crop and stood at 1.8 million tons.
ASTARTA completed production season at the end of December with the final result of 352 thousand tons of sugar production. The positive dynamics of energy efficiency improvement and the quality of the production was reached as the result of the 2018 sugar campaign. Energy consumption per ton of beet processed decreased by 5% comparing with the results of 2017. The share of the top-quality sugar stood at 87% (including 16% of the extra quality) from the total production level. Granulated pulp production increased by 9% to 47 thousand tons.
Volumes of soybean processing were flat y-o-y, the Globyno processing plant was running at full capacity. Soybean meal production stood at 158 thousand tons, soybean oil production was 40 thousand tons and husk production was 10.6 thousand tons. The processing plant was successfully certified under international standard GMP +B2, and the system of ñost-effective production 5S was introduced.
Milk production in 2018 was 102 thousand tons. Average productivity per cow was 7,2 tons annually, flat y-o-y, while the quality of milk improved significantly: the content of fat and protein increased and the share of extra quality milk exceeded 33% from the total production level for the first time in the history.