From July 1 to July 3, 2021, the international agro-industrial exhibition "AGROVOLGA 2021" was held on the territory of the Kazan Expo IEC and the adjacent fields of JSC RATSIN, in which 379 organizations from 35 regions of Russia took part. The participants were companies specializing in crop production, animal husbandry, agricultural processing, fertilizer production, and other representatives of the agro-industrial complex, contributing to the maintenance and development of the industry.
The exhibition became not only a platform for exchanging experience, holding competitions and presenting new inventions in various areas of the agro-industrial complex, but also a business platform, within which more than 32 round tables were held. The events were held with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, where the participating companies had the opportunity to discuss the pressing problems of the industry, possible development trends, raise issues related to their industry and make their own proposals.
On July 1, General Director of JSC "GPP" Elita "Fannur Zaripov took part in a round table, during which he shared his experience and spoke about the reserves of JSC" GPP "Elita" for increasing the genetic potential of dairy cattle in the Republic of Tatarstan.
Also, within the framework of the exhibition, together with the Holstein Cattle Association, a breeding competition was held, in which 93 animals from 38 farms and 14 regions of the republic took part. The winner was a cow from the Kyzyl Yul agricultural consumer cooperative in the Baltasinsky region. The silver medalist was a cow from the Yelabuga region of Mir LLC. Another small winner was the calf - it was appraised in the "Best Udder" nomination. The competition was attended not only by cows, but also by guides. They were assessed by the level of interaction with animals, as well as by the presentation of their charges.
The team of JSC "GPP" Elita "hopes that such events as" AGROVOLGA 2021 "will become regular, since agriculture is an industry that needs to be developed by joint efforts.
On December 17, on the territory of JSC SPP "Elita", a final roundtable meeting was held on the results of the work of dairy breeding farms for 11 months of 2021 and discussed the upcoming tasks for 2022.
In the summer of 2020, scientists from the University of California at Davis made a number of attempts to change the gene code of the future offspring of cows. In August, a bull with an altered gene was born for the first time.