Ekosem-Agrar, the German company that runs the largest dairy farm in Russia, increased its herd by 10% to 27,500 cows last year. This increase, along with a rise in milk yield per cow of close to 26l/day, saw total volume produced by Ekosem’s Russian farm increase by more than a fifth (+22%) to 220m litres in 2016.

Revenue from the sale of this milk increased 19% to just under €75m, despite a very weak Russian Ruble and poor milk prices. Ekosem supplies its milk to a number of processors including Danone.