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Cattle Farming Tour

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OVERVIEW
ITINERARY
  • Location:
    Kyiv-Poltava-Kyiv
    Duration:
    7 days
    Type:
    Ukraine
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    Historically known as the “bread basket of Europe”, Ukraine is set to become the “food basket” of the world. With 33% of the world’s black soil (chornozem) concentrated in Ukraine, a favourable climate and proximity to key markets, Ukraine is becoming an agriculture export powerhouse.
  • Day 1

     
    Kyiv

    Arrival in Kyiv, Ukraine. Meeting & greeting with tour guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in. Kyiv City Tour · Welcome dinner at the traditional restaurant.

    Day 2

     
    Poltava

    Breakfast & Check-out. Meeting with Association of Milk Producers  to discuss the Ukrainian dairy industry and farming (140 members, cattle herd — 146 k, including 62 k of dairy cows, land bank—1.3 million ha). Lunch  on  the way. Transfer to the railway station to take high-speed train to Poltava (3 hours, ~350 km). Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Dinner.

    Day 3

     
    Poltava

    Breakfast. Departure for farm visits. Visit to farm of organic cattle and crop faming (land bank – 8,500 ha of organic certificated land; tillage - no-till; crops - wheat, barley, sunflower, corn;  cattle herd - 6,200, incl. 1,880 milking cows and 1,000 beef cattle). Lunch  on  the way. Visit to dairy farm (total cattle herd - 980, incl. 745 milking cows; own heifer complex to raise young stock; art-of-the-state feed center to produce different rations for milking cows, drying-off cows and calves) · Transfer back to Poltava. Dinner at the restaurant

     

    Day 4

     
    Poltava

    Breakfast. Departure for farm visits. Visit to dairy farm  (land bank - 11,000 ha; cattle herd - 3,300 incl. 2,700 milking cows; sheep and swine herds; feed mill and grain elevator; precision farming). Lunch  on  the way. Poltava City Tour - city as historical heritage of Poltava Battle  between Sweden and Russia took place there (the Great Northern War). Dinner at the restaurant

     

    Day 5

     
    Kyiv

    Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to the railway station to take high-speed train to Kyiv. Lunch in the city on arrival. Check-in the hotel. Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Tour - historic Orthodox Christian monastery situated atop the right bank of the Dnipro river. Dinner at the restaurant

    Day 6

     

    Kyiv

    Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to family-owned farm (land bank – 1,500 ha; cattle herd—300, incl. 170 milking cow; Aberdeen-Angus cattle and sheep herd; forages production - corn and sorghum for silage and alfalfa for haylage). Lunch  on the way. Visit to milk processing plant. Dinner at the restaurant

    Day 7

     

    Departure

    Breakfast & Check-out. Free time in the city: shopping, visit to wholesale agri-food market. Transfer to the airport. Check-in the flight. Departure