Kazbeef awarded first Kazakh GLOBALG.A.P. Certificate

Daulet Nurzhanov

Kusto Board Member and CEO Kusto Agro

Kazbeef awarded first Kazakh GLOBALG.A.P. Certificate

As CEO of Kusto Agro, it gives me with great satisfaction to announce that Kazbeef’s feedlot has become the first in Kazakhstan to receive a GLOBALG.A.P. certificate. The certification followed an extensive auditing process and preparations over the past year. It recognises that our products follow the strictest international safety standards, including our processes, the health of our cattle, and the safety of our staff. The certificate also means we can now access further key international markets, especially in Europe.

The GLOBALG.A.P. certificate is the world's leading farm assurance program, working to provide industry-leading, socially responsible benchmarking solutions for employee and animal welfare, as well as the environment. Thanks to Kazbeef, Kazakhstan can now be added to the list of countries in which businesses have received the certification.

It is the culmination of an extended process of modernisation at Kazbeef and Kusto Agro, introducing the latest technologies and best practice from around the world, in partnership with global industry leaders. We have worked with the Canadian industry leader Feedlot Health Management Services to adopt best in class technology ensuring future-proofed feed security, and developing expertise not just for our own purposes, but for Kazakhstan’s cattle industry as a whole. Today, our processes are 98% computerised, allowing for individual animal management and full traceability.

We are confident that we will next achieve the GLOBALG.A.P. certificate for Kazbeef’s meat processing plant, and other entities within Kusto Agro. Across Kazbeef, Kusto Agro, and the Kusto Group as a whole we continuously strive to be the best in the business. This is only possibly thanks to the hard work of our employees, whose efforts I would like to recognise in achieving this certification.