64 applicants, who received state support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan within the National Project "Small and Medium Enterprises and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiatives" this year, grow vegetables, raise marketable fish, do beekeeping, horse breeding, and work in cattle breeding.
The latter direction was also chosen by Rifkat Aksanov from the Vysokogorsky district. His project for the construction of a farm for 40 cows received support from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Tatarstan in the amount of 5 million rubles.
His business began with a great love for the land. First, there were chickens of various breeds, pheasants, horses, sheep. Later a capital farm building was built for them.
"Me, my children and grandchildren are all close to the earth. Now not every guy knows what a cow looks like, "says farmer Rifkat Aksanov.
They decided to build a farm thoroughly. If many people prefer to build truss walls from metal panels, then they have made it with 30 cm blocks. To keep it warm in winter and cool in summer. The farmer plans to drive the entire farm under a roof for the winter and put the cows there in spring.
"We need to assemble the equipment. We plan to supply manure collectors, tanks for storing milk and a post for milking cows," says Rifkat Aksanov.
Despite the fact that the farmer has not yet bought cows and is still building a farm, he has already taken care of selling milk. He arranged to supply it to a local dairy plant.
Rifkat Aksanov does not have a lot of land - only 8 hectares. Although some of the feed could be grown there, the farmer and his family chose a different way.
"We will feed the animals with monocorm. If we make hay, straw, silage, we need to keep the whole farm. Equipment, people, fertilizers ... If we compare the costs of this and the purchase of a ready-made feed, the difference is small. "- says the farmer.
The Vysokogorskyi region borders with Kazan. The local farmers, unlike the rest, are more likely to receive greater benefits from their farms by selling their products at retail. So the number of farms is growing every year.
"This year there are a lot of grantees in the district. Now everyone is doing construction work. Some are reconstructing farms, some are building from scratch," says Rustem Sabirov, head of the production and marketing department of the regional agricultural administration.