About us


Terra Nova Group is a specialist operator of large-scale, multi-farm dairy activities. The Group owns and operates dairy farms based primarily in the Northwest of Russia, and aims to become a leading supplier of fresh milk in the region by 2025.

The Group currently operates a productive portfolio of 9 dairy farms, with a combined possible cultivatable area of 40 000+ ha. Counting a combined herd size of 5 300+ cows, total annual production for 2017 is expected to be in excess of 35 000 tonnes.

In aiming to be a leading supplier of raw milk, the Group looks to implement modern methods of production, by constructing new cutting-edge, automated dairy farms, and modernising of existing complexes.
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Business concept

Vision

To become a leading supplier of premium and affordable agricultural produce

Mission

To unlock the prolific productive capacity of Russian agriculture, through the modernisation and innovation of the dairy sector

Approach

Adoption of sustainable and international best practice farming methods

Investment in modern, Western agricultural equipment

Reap economies of scale by consolidation & clustering of production

Employ modern professional management techniques

Acquiring ownership of strong asset base

Strict quality control

Western business model incorporating optimised cost structure

History


St. Petersburg and the North-West region of Russia has historically been the leader of innovation for dairy production. In leading the development of the industry the first adaptation to an automated parlour from the original tied-stall method was adopted in St. Petersburg. The region has always been a leader in terms of quality and quantity, consistently producing some of the highest yields in the country.



2011

Acquisition of dairy farm ”Ust'-Dolysskoye” (Pskov region)
Acquisition of dairy farm ”Druzhba” (Samara region), and dairy farm ”Novoladozhskiy” (Leningrad region)


2012

Acquisition of dairy farm ”Vyaze” and dairy farm ”Cherskaya” (Pskov region)


2013

Begun construction of new 2 500 cow farm adjacent to existing Novoladozshkiy dairy (Leningrad region)
Acquisition of dairy farm ”Noviy Mir” (Leningrad region)
Begun consolidation of individual farms to unified group holding


2014

Re-construction and investment for further development of dairy farm ”Dubrovka” (Pskov region)
Re-construction of dairy farm ”Cherskaya” (Pskov region)
Financial restructuring and managerial re-organisation


2015

Opening of new complex “Novoladozshkiy” (Leningrad region)
Opening of modernised complex “Dubrovka” (Pskov region)
Begun re-grassing programme and opening of modernised complex “Cherskaya” (Pskov region)


2016

Established internship programme for European specialists in Russia
Group-wide consolidation of computerised herd and farm management system
Begun re-grassing programmes at “Novoladozshkiy”, “Vyazye”, “Dubrovka”, “Novii Mir”
Introduction of specific genetic breeding plans
Reconstruction of “Noviy Mir” farm, Leningrad Oblast


2017

Acquisition of “Mislinskiy” farm, Leningrad Oblast
Continuation and expansion of re-grassing programmes

Career


Terra Nova currently has in excess of 1,000 employees, all of which are based in one of our three main operating regions of Leningrad Oblast, Pskov and Samara. We are constantly looking for motivated and ambitious staff, especially those with specialist dairy experience. If you are interested in becoming a part of a fast developing business, we invite you to
contact us with a CV and covering letter.



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