Kriksi farm – investing in agricultural machinery for harvesting animal feed

An organic cattle breeding family farm used RDP investment support to acquire machinery for the efficient harvest of high-quality animal feed. 

Project summary: 

The Kriksi farm is located inside the ‘Abava Nature Park’ and its primary activity is raising and breeding beef cattle. The farm has been awarded the status of pure breeder of Charolais cattle and is also certified organic. 
The farm needed to acquire investment support to improve its efficiency in harvesting and managing its fields in the shortest possible time and to the highest quality. Support from the Latvian Rural Development Programme (RDP) was used to purchase the needed machinery, including a hay tedder, a landscape rake, a front mower, a grass chopper, a trailer and fence panels.

Project results: 

The project will allow for reduced fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
Reducing the number of trips due to increased transportation capacity and high work quality will have a positive effect on the growth of the farm’s vegetation and the quality of the feed base.