DN AGRAR Group, the market leader in cow milk production in Romania has completed the modernization works of the milking parlors at the Apold farm.
The investment consisted in the construction of a new milking parlor according to international standards, financed through a bank loan, as well as the renovation of the existing milking parlor, the renovation value of which amounted 100,000 euros and was fully financed by own sources, including construction and commissioning.
Operating the two halls at maximum capacity, in 3 shifts, would allow a 50% increase in operational capacity for Apold Farm, from 1,000 cows. At the same time, 400 milking cows were purchased for the same farm, which will cover up to 40% of the new capacity.
Jan Gijsbertus DE BOER, Chairman of the Board of Directors of DN AGRAR GROUP SA:
“The investments in the milking parlors made at Apold farm contribute to the group’s objective of increasing milk production, after the investments made in the first half of the year in new animal shelters, the increase of the animal herd, as well as an additional feed storage hall. In line with the announced strategy, we invested in the purchase of 400 cows, the Holtstein breed from Germany for the Apold farm, the rest of the herd being completed with young cattle raised on our farms.”
The two milking parlors are of “Swing over” type and have integrated 60 milking stations, each, both having a milking capacity of 480 cows/hour, totaling a current production of 45,000 liters of milk daily.
In the first half of 2022, DN AGRAR consolidated as market leader in cow milk production, an integrated farm, part of the circular economy, with more than 10.000 cows and cattle youth, operating on a surface of 7000 ha of land.