As part of the large Easter charity campaign “Helping together” (“Pomažemo zajedno”), the Food Bank received a record donation of 7 tons of staple foods in only one day. The charity was organized by Delhaize Serbia and its partners, among which was Victoriaoil, a Victoria Group member company.
The beginning of spring marks the beginning of intense work on the most important task in agriculture — the sowing of spring field crops. Every year in March, April, and a part of May, over 1.5 million hectares of land are sown with corn, soybeans, sunflower and sugar beet.
Sugar beet will be sown first, on around 60,000 hectares this year, which, provided that the yields are as expected, meets the requirements of the processing capacities of sugar refineries in Serbia.
The second regular monitoring evaluation by the Accreditation Body of Serbia (ABS) was carried out in March at SP Laboratorija in compliance with the requirements of the SRPS ISO/IEC 17025:2006 standard. In the course of monitoring, ABS had verified the competency of personnel in charge of conducting research, as well as the equipment, and the results of previous evaluations.
This year, the method of determining allergens in milk and the specific methods of food testing were added to the “Scope of Accreditation” of SP Laboratorija.
Victoria Logistic, a Victoria Group member company, publishes the agricultural magazine “Za našu zemlju” (“For Our Land”) each month. A fresh design marked the beginning of the fifth year for this magazine, 3000 copies of which are printed and distributed to business partners and agricultural producers across our country, and it is also sent electronically to over 1000 e-mail addresses. The magazine deals with current topics in the field of agriculture, and it shares the experiences of agricultural producers.
On March 21 and 22, the fourth workshop within the “GMO-free Quality Soybean From the Danube Region” project of the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) was held in Novi Sad. The topic was “The Transfer of Knowledge from Science to Practice as an Instrument for Achieving Economically, Ecologically and Socially Sustainable GMO-free Soybean Production”.
On Saturday, March 25, the lights will be turned off from 20:30 to 21:30 to symbolically mark the tenth “Earth hour”. This global event is organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness of climate change and its consequences.
The Veterinary Institute Subotica, a Victoria Group member company, has prepared a new company video to support its sales. The three-minute video sums up the development of the Veterinary Institute Subotica and its business successes, emphasizing that it is the most complete system in the field of veterinary medicine in Serbia, and the only company offering end-to-end solution for livestock breeding – from preventive measures, through feeding to the treatment of animals.
The video can be viewed here.
The Victoriaoil union organized a blood donation campaign, with the support of its employer. Apart from employees at the Šid factory, employees from other Victoria Group member companies joined the cause. Zoran Zec, the union’s president, pointed out that this campaign has been organized for three years so far and that the participants are motivated by their humanity and simply wish to help.
The beginning of 2017 announced a successful business year for the Veterinary Institute Subotica, a Victoria Group member company. Namely, in the first two months of this year, the animal feed sales increased by 110 percent in comparison with the same period in 2016. To this outstanding result contributed both the sales and production teams of the Veterinary Institute Subotica. In addition, the sales team has reached agreements with 40 new buyers since the beginning of this year, and therefore a further increase in animal feed segment is expected.
The 38th Veterinary Knowledge Innovation Seminar organized by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, was held on February 10. The veterinarians from the Veterinary Institute Subotica, a Victoria Group member company, actively participated in the discussions.