Danish pig breeder DanBred also announced the termination of all activities with its subsidiary in Russia. For reasons of sanctions as well as safety, the company decided to stop all trade with Russia, and shut down all activities for the subsidiary and its employees in Russia.
In a press release, CEO Claus Fertin, stated on behalf of the genetics company: "So far, we have kept it open. However, we will terminate all activities for the subsidiary in Russia. This will affect several customers in Russia, so it is pretty serious. We also have Danish-owned customers who will be affected by this. But we cannot defend being present in Russia now."
Netherlands-based animal nutrition company Agrifirm, also decided to withdraw completely from Russia, where it had a ‘limited activity.’ In a news article in the Dutch agricultural title Food & Agribusiness the company said it wants to stop an existing joint-venture – a development that had already been initiated in an earlier stage. In addition, all Agrifirm sales will be stopped.
Animal feed company Cargill shared that whilst it is continuing to operate its food and animal feed facilities, it will scale down some of its business operations in Russia and discontinue further investments. The company has 2,500 employees in Russia.
Similarly, also Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced a scale down of Russian operations.
In the business of agricultural machinery, a stronger reaction to the Russian invasion could be noted. Case New Holland suspended all shipments to Russia and Belarus. Furthermore, John Deere and Caterpillar announced suspension of operations at its plants in Russia.
Meanwhile Dutch machinery and equipment manufacturer, Lely, a large player in the dairy industry, has also discontinued commercial activities in Russia and Belarus.
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