This year the partners of AgroCentre met the spring in Italy. In early March, the company arranged a trip abroad for Russian farmers. The guests visited the AGCO combine harvester production facility in Breganze, Italy, and familiarised themselves with the country’s farming.

On the eve of spring fieldwork at the Voronezhagrokompleks 2014 farming exhibition, the farmers were familiarised with modern tilling, seeding, fodder procurement and dairy cattle breeding equipment, as well as plant protection products and mineral fertilisers.

Before the new seeding season, several seminars and conferences were held in the Kursk oblast at which the farmers discussed the main tasks of the farming industry in the current year.

On the eve of the new season, the AGCO Corporation held a training session in Challenger seeding and tilling equipment for AgroCentre specialists.

Today, the financial support available to Russian farmers for acquiring agricultural equipment leaves much to be desired. The federal budget provides subsidies very rarely, if at all. Many have had to tighten their belts. AgroCentre believes that there is a way out of this plight. The company actively cooperates with banks and leasing companies which offer various financial schemes for purchase of equipment on favourable terms.

AgroCentre is the first AGCO Corporation dealer to have arranged a trip for Russian farmers to the Massey Ferguson plant in Brazil. The farmers watched how the tractor is manufactured, visited a farm and saw one of the world’s wonders, the unforgettable Iguazu Falls.

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Observations of recent years’ weather show that the spring comes in much of Russia very rapidly. This means the seeding job must be done as soon as possible, in two weeks at the most. AgroCentre offers good aids in the form of Challenger grain drills and cultivating seeders.

Last autumn, AgroCentreLiski arranged a competition on fields of the Russkoye Pole LLC, Voronezh oblast, between the Fendt 933 (320 hp) tractor and its wheeled counterpart of a different model. Aleksandr Lynov, the servicing engineer of the enterprise, told us about the competition results and why the Fendt tractor became the headliner on the farm.

AgroCentreLiski completes construction of an Agricultural Equipment Sales and Servicing Centre in Khlevnoye village, Lipetsk oblast. This will become one of the largest servicing centres in Russia.

It is possible to save on buying certain spares for farming equipment. One should remember, however, that using components from suppliers other than the original manufacturer can seriously damage both the equipment and the farmer’s pocket.  That is why experts from AgroCentre strongly advise farmers not to take risks buying substitute components lest they learn the hard way why the miser pays double.