Production

The company's activity covers the total life cycle of pigs growing starting from insemination and ending with selling slaughter pigs with an average weight 110-120 kg.

At the end of 2015 we were in a full cycle of 5200 sows and cultivating nearly 4600 ha of arable land in 11 villages of Lviv region.

Crop production

All field work is performed with high quality imported equipment that uses Danish crop production technologies. Works are performed within the set time limits and with the use of best seeds.

"Halychyna Zahid" LLC. does not practice ploughing fields before planting. After harvest, special mowers mow stubble, then soil cultivation is performed at the depth of 5-25 cm. During cultivation the remains of stubble are mixed with the soil and turned into additional biological fertilizer. In this way the field is ready for planting.

The major types of crops grown by "Halychyna Zahid" LLC. are: winter and spring barley, winter rapeseed, winter wheat, and corn.

 

The table shows the main indicators for crops in 2009-2015. 

 

Crops

Planted (hectares)

Average yield (t./hectare)

 

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Wheat

1290

618

964

910

700

865

780

2,8

2,8

5,5

4,8

6,1

7,7

8,2

Barley

860

767

400

390

285

270

370

2,1

2,6

3,9

3,9

4

5,3

7,1

Maize

40

662

1,126

1,417

2250

2495

1935

2,6

6

8,8

8

6,7

8

8,8

Rape

580

908

905

873

530

410

445

1,8

2,4

2,5

2,6

3,8

4,8

3,9

Total

2770

2955

3395

3590

3765

4040

3530

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It should be noted that the main fertilizer used in farming to increase productivity is manure, which is put directly onto the soil from the enclosed manure storage tank, through a complicated system of hoses. This technology supplies the company with free biological fertilizer.

When fertilizing the soil, our company strictly adheres to the norms of manure inserting, developed by "Oblderzhrodyuchist" Center, Lviv State Regional Project and Technological Center for Soil Fertility and Production Quality.

Moreover, according to agricultural and technical norms, farming fertilizers are introduced and chemical protection of crops is performed with appropriate pesticides.

 

Purebred animals

Sow farm

Weaning stable

Availability of modern equipment, high quality technology, sufficient area of production facilities and the presence of professional staff allow for constant increase of production capacity. Thus, the number of animals on weaning stable increased from 7,700 pigs in 2008 to 25,000 pigs in 2015.

Increase in the number of piglets at weaning stable

weaning stable

Piglets are placed in groups of 25 animals in common boxes/pens in the weaning stable.

At this stage, the main goal is to obtain the daily gain in body weight of piglets within 450-500 grams. To achieve these results, special feed is used and a special type of feeding, the so-called "libitum feeding" is practiced.

Fattener stable

Every year the company is expanding by increasing livestock and constructing new production facilities. Specifically, compared to 2008, as of 31.12.2015 the number of fattening pigs more than doubled (see the chart).

The specific features of technology used for fattening pigs at "Halychyna Zahid" are the use of liquid feed. Furthermore, it should be noted that the whole process, that is preparing feedstuffs, quantification of food served in a certain box and defining time of feeding is performed automatically and controlled by the computer.

"Good genes", advanced technology of fattening and balanced feed provide for daily gain in body weight of 900-1,000 gram sending with a slaughter weight 110-120kg.

The company policy is to not use any genetically modified feed, growth promoter and hormone supplements while feeding animals. 

Increase in the number of fattening pigs

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Purebred animals. Boars

All boars whose sperm is used to inseminate sows are brought from Denmark.

As of 31.12.2015 "Halychyna Zahid" kept 48 boars whose sperm was used for artificial insemination of approximately 5200 sows.

In order to renew the herd, every year a new group of young male pigs of Landrace, Duroc and Yorkshire breed is brought.

Semen is collected in accordance with orders from the insemination stable and according to the collection plan. The equipment for collecting, researching, breeding and dosage of sperm is sterile and disposable.

Purebred animals. Gilts

To be able to increase the number of pigs for sale, one of the areas of "Halychyna Zahid" LLC. is to increase the breeding stock, that is, to breed purebred sows.

Increase in breeding sows

 Increase in breeding sows

The process of breeding and selection of sows is extremely important, as strong and healthy sows are the key to obtaining sizeable, strong and healthy herds.

The entire scope of work associated with caring and selecting future breeding sows is performed by most experienced and responsible employees under the constant supervision of Danish technologist.

Sow farm. Insemination

"Halychyna Zahid" practices exclusively artificial insemination of sows. This method is economically more advantageous than natural insemination; in addition, it allows for constant monitoring of the quality of sperm.

Extreme focus is placed on the sows' health status. It is generally known that only a healthy mother can bring healthy offspring.

Modern material and technical base, proper planning and labour organization on the part of administration combined with the careful work performance by the personnel provide for achieving the level of sows fertility of 90% on average.

Sow farm. Pregnant sows

The pregnancy period is three months, three weeks and three days amounting to 115 days (+ / - 5 days).

Careful treatment of sows as well as strict observance of animal breeding and maintenance procedures leads to high results. As of 2015 the farm reached the indicator of approximately 2.32 farrowings per sow per year, and the average number of live-born piglets per farrowing was 15.4.

Sow farm. Farrowing stable

We are ensuring that about a week before the expected date of farrowing, sows are transferred into a clean, disinfected, dry and specially equipped stable with individual boxes.

Boxes for sows' farrowing are designed so that they can be easily driven apart depending on the size of the animal. Also, sows can easily turn in the box from side to side not hurting piglets.

The proper care of newborn piglets is the key to a strong and healthy livestock.