The Nastyusha Grain Company have launched construction of a new US$25.9 million livestock breeding complex in Russia’s Lipetsk region, according to the Interfax news agency. The complex will have the capacity to accommodate 1,200 cattle. Construction work will be completed in October this year.

The Nastyusha Grain Company plan to build another three livestock complexes this year, and five more in 2007, with the aim of increasing the number of livestock at their Lipetsk region farms to 20,000.