Increasing the competitiveness of an organic beef cattle farm
RDP support helped a farmer to acquire the necessary equipment and infrastructure to continue expanding his organic beef cattle herd.
The farm of Ričardas Jasiūnas is a specialized organic beef cattle farm. The farm has over 90 hectares of land and produces its own feed for the animals. Ričardas sought RDP support for the acquisition of the necessary equipment and infrastructure that would facilitate the process of gradually increasing his herd.
Support from the 2014-2020 RDP was used for the construction of buildings (including a farmhouse for the herd) and to purchase equipment including outdoor feeders and drinkers, a manure spreader, a semi-trailer (for transporting rolls), the roller press, and the construction of a borehole.
The number of animals increased from 34 to 99, including 41 beef cows, 32 heifers and 32 bulls.
The farm's standard production value increased from EUR 19,208.43 to EUR 35,602.94.
The farmer increased the amount of farmland that was used for feed production. Since 2008, these areas have more than doubled to 97.1 ha.