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Napredak

Napredak

In addition to field crops production on about 4.500 ha, estate Napredak Jsc. in Stara Pazova, also has a modern farm for pig fattening with the annual production of 30 000 animals. There is also a farm called Nucleus for the production of breeding gilts of F1 generation in accordance with the internationally renowned DanBred technology. Careful crossbreeding produces high-quality piglets resistant to disease, with high fertility and optimal lean to fat ratio. The estate also includes state-of-the art Centre for Artificial Insemination.


A pig farm organized in accordance with the latest global standards is also operating on the estate Napredak in Stara Pazova, where the implementation of the GLOBAL GAP/LIVESTOCK BASE standard is currently underway, thus confirming the quality of pork produced on this farm. According to the results achieved at the very beginning, this farm on Napredak estate can compete with the top 10 farms in Denmark, the leading country in the field of pig breeding.

INDICATORS: RESULTS IN NAPREDAK | AVERAGE 25 % DANISH FARMS | AVERAGE RESULTS ON THE FARMS IN SERBIA

  • Live-born piglets/per litter 13.9 | 13.7 | 10.5
  • Fatlings per sow/per year 26.5 | 26.1 | 17.2
  • Age of pigs at delivery (days) 165.0 | 171.0 | 192.0
  • Daily gain (g) 850.0 | 825.0 | 650.0
  • Feed conversion (kg) 2.8 | 2.9 | 3.3

Food consumption is considerably lower than in traditional production on the mentioned farm, while the meatiness of pigs is increased, thus resulting in high quality of end products which are easily placed on the market and without any concern as to their price. This is a good example showing that animal husbandry in Serbia can be done to the satisfaction of all parties involved: farmers are happy with cost-effectiveness of their production, and end-users are satisfied with the quality and reasonable prices of the products they buy!

The basis for successful and profitable pig production on the farm within Napredak a.d. in Stara Pazova is made of Nucleus consisting of 400 GGP-GP sows of top genetic potential from the well-known Danish company DanBred International, together with 75 top level boars from the Centre for Artificial Insemination. The designed capacity of the farm Nucleus is 400 GGP-GP sows. Nucleus farm, AI Centre and Farm Napredak were built as prototypes for all farms to be built in the future. The space is so designed to allow for maximum results in production with good management and top genetics. Environmental protection standards were taken into consideration to a maximum, especially when it comes to animal welfare regulations. All this was carried out in compliance with EU legislation governing this field. To minimize the use of medication and maintain a high level of health of all animals on the farm, we implement strong hygiene and biosecurity measures that can be divided into external and internal ones, and more specifically they include:

Biosecurity - external

  • Detachment of the farm from the surrounding area
  • The protection of farm from rodents
  • A protective strip of gravel around the building
  • Rat traps
  • Bars on windows

Rules for entering facilities

  • Changing clothes
  • Showering
  • Clothing and footwear for special use on farm only
  • Contact with animals outside the farm is not allowed to farm personnel

Biosecurity - internal

  • Production based on “All-In-All-Out” system
  • Washing of sections
  • Disinfection of sections
  • Implementation of DDD measures
  • Washing footwear between sections
  • Disinfection barriers between sections

Deck area

  • Capacity – 530 slots
  • Individual keeping
  • Controlled climate
  • Programmed nutrition (dry)
  • “Weekly management”
  • Slatted floor
  • Special facilities for the admission and quarantine of new gilts from Nucleus farm

In the deck area, artificial insemination is also carried out.

Waiting house

  • Capacity – 550 slots
  • Individual keeping with unobstructed floor area
  • Controlled climate
  • Programmed nutrition (dry)
  • “Weekly management”
  • Slatted floor

Farrowing pen

  • Capacity – 340 slots
  • Farrowing crate, heating plate and heater
  • Controlled climate
  • Programmed nutrition (dry)
  • Slatted floor

BREEDING

FATTENING

  • Capacity – 936 boxes, dimensions: 2,05 x 4,20 m, 11.200 fatteners in total
  • Controlled climate
  • Programmed nutrition (liquid)
  • Fully slatted floor

EQUIPMENT FOR FEED SUPPLY

MANURE HANDLING EQUIPMENT

Tanks for manure are built at the pig farm Napredak, to prevent any possibility of leakage of waste water out of the system, thereby achieving satisfactory level of protection of local watercourses from pollution, not only with respect to national, but also to the EU regulations in this area. Liquid manure from the farm is collected in tanks through the system of channels for replacement and pre-tanks. During storage, the so-called “care” of liquid manure is carried out, and it involves aeration - stirring, thus speeding up the conversion of organic matter from liquid manure into inorganic.

In this way, an organic fertilizer is obtained from liquid manure which represents major problem in livestock production. Such fertilizer can further be applied in crop production, thus reducing the utilization of inorganic fertilizers. With appropriate spreaders, these organic fertilizers can be distributed on fields before seeding or at certain stages of crop growth.

Part of the funds for the construction and procurement of equipment for this system was provided by the World Bank, through DREPR Project of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management.

HEATING

On the commercial pig farm Napredak in Stara Pazova the facility for utilization of biomass, i.e. of residues from agricultural production is used as a fuel. Regardless of the fact that this method of energy recovery is based on biomass burning, it is considered that the amount of released CO2 is lower than the amount of that gas absorbed by the plants in the vegetation period. This is the main reason why this process is considered environmentally acceptable and advisable, as well as financially very cost-effective in terms of intensive crop production.