Crops in Žito group are cultivated for the production of animal feed, flour, oil and sugar where familiar origin is the basis of quality assurance in finished products. Žito group cultivates crops on more than 18.500 hectares of owned farmland, while crops are bought from additional 60.000 hectares owned by Žito subcontractors. The entire production is based on the principles of integrated production, i.e., implies balanced application of agricultural measures with minimal use of agrochemicals and use of manure from farms and digestate from biogas plants, thereby reducing the use of mineral fertilizers and emission of greenhouse gases. We use new-aged machinery that in addition to efficiency is more environmentally friendly.
Farming unit Ovčara is located next to Čepin, nearby farms Ovčara, Vuka and Mala Branjevina and biogas plants. The integrated production system cultivates 3,700 hectares. Good yields, despite worse structure of soils, are accomplished through the application of agro technical measures and the application of organic fertilizers from nearby farms and digestate from biogas plants.
Klisa - Dalj
Farming unit Klisa - Dalj cultivates crops and industrial crops on 2,900 hectares. The structure of the surface is dominated by brown loam soils and chernozem, neutral and good physical properties which form the basis of fertility and high yields.
Farming unit Seleš cultivates 3,350 hectares in the system of integrated production. Soil of good physical properties and fertility predominates in the structure of soils that, with applied agrotechnics, guarantees good yield of cultivated crops and industrial crops. Manure from dairy farm Orlovnjak is recycled on cropland.
Farming unit in Koška cultivates 1.450 hectares of land in the system of integrated production. Despite the heavier soils, know-how and applied agricultural measures result in good yields of cultivated grains and oilseeds.
Farming unit Melem is located in Magadenovac, near Donji Miholjac. Crops and industrial crops are cultivated in the system of integrated production on an area of 450 hectares. Despite the heavier soils, which predominate in the structure of arable land, good yields are achieved because of the applied agricultural measures.
Farming unit Rosa, located next to the farming unit Melem, is located in Magadenovac, near Donji Miholjac. Crop and industrial crops are cultivated in the system of integrated production on an area of 400 hectares. Despite the heavier soils, which predominate in the structure of arable land, good yields are achieved because of the applied agricultural measures.
Hana Vuka's farming unit is located next to the Budimci. The production of field crops takes place on an area of 1400 ha, and as part of the field there are farms for fattening cattle Vitulus and Budimci. Despite the poorer soil structure, it achieves excellent results in the production of field crops as well as fodder crops needed for animal nutrition.
The Krndija field unit is located near the settlement of Punitovci, and is connected to the dairy farm of the same name. The production of field and fodder crops takes place on an area of 600 ha, the soil is of medium quality. but thanks to the use of manure from the farm the soil structure is repaired and excellent yields are achieved
The farming unit Gospodarstvo Gorjani is located next to the Gorjani and Đakovo. On an area of 450 ha, it achieves excellent results in the production of field crops. The specificity of this unit is that the entire area is located on 11 plots within a radius of 2 km.
The Berak field unit is located near the Semeljci, and is connected to the farm of the same name. The production of field and fodder crops for the needs of the farm takes place on an area of 650 ha. Despite the poor soil structure, very good results are achieved with the application of manure.
More than 300.000 tons of storage facilities in the Žito group are the basis of maintaining the quality of grains and oilseeds, a prerequisite for ensuring the production of wheat and corn flour, oil, seed and feed. The silo operations are closely connected to the trade of grains and oilseeds and crop cooperation. Subcontractors and farms, outside the cooperation system, have at their disposal services of cleaning, drying and storing of grains and oilseeds in siloes and other storage facilities.
Silo in Đakovo is the largest silo in Žito Group and one of the largest in Croatia. The storage capacity of the silo is 80 000 tons of grains and oilseeds. Silo stores wheat and corn for the mill purposes, which is located at the same location, and other grains and oilseeds for the needs of the trading department. Silo is certified for the purchase and storage of sustainable rapeseed and non-GMO soybeans.
Osijek silo stores raw material needed for the animal feed factory Vitalka which is located next to the silo, as well as for the needs of the trading department. Silo capacity is 70,000 tons. Silo is licensed for the purchase of sustainable rapeseed.
Silo in Slatina stores grains and oilseeds from the subcontractors or those produced on cropland of Žito Group. Silo capacity is 25,000 tons. The silo stores oilseeds and grains for industrial processing and trading department, and is certified for the purchase of sustainable rapeseed and non-GMO soybeans.
Silo in Čađavica stores grains and oilseeds produced in cooperation with subcontractors, for the purposes of industrial processing in the Group and for the needs of the trading department. Silo capacity is 10,000 tons. Silo is certified for the purchase of sustainable rapeseed and non-GMO soybeans.
The capacity of the silo in Šljivoševci, near Donji Miholjac, is 6,000 tons. Silo operations are closely connected to cooperation. The silo stores oilseeds and grains for industrial processing and trading department. Silo is certified for the purchase of sustainable rapeseed and non-GMO soybeans.
Silo in Vrbanja stores oilseeds and grains for industrial processing and trading department. Silo capacity is 15,000 tons. Silo operations are closely connected to cooperation in Drenovci and Lipovac. Silo is certified for the purchase of sustainable rapeseed and non-GMO soybeans.
Silo capacity is 8,000 tons. Silo operations are closely connected to cooperation in Drenovci. The silo stores oilseeds and grains for industrial processing and trading department. Silo is certified for the purchase of sustainable rapeseed and non-GMO soybeans.
Silo Veliki Otok
Silo Veliki Otok is located near Koprivnica, and the capacity is 6,000 tons. The operation of the silo is closely related to the cooperation of the same name and the pig farm.
Trading and cooperation
Trading and cooperation department of Žito group is closely connected with Žito subcontractors; here is production of arable crops with farms contracted as well as trade of grains and oilseeds. Subcontractors and farms that are not in the joint production system, in addition to raw materials for agricultural production: seeds, fertilizers and plant protection products, have at their disposal counseling services and the purchase of market surpluses. Purchased grains and oilseeds are stored in silo facilities of the Group, and trading department is selling them on the Croatian and European market.
Producing is easier with the support of partners!
Farming cooperation offers farms a wide range of production material and repurchasing runway where contractors can unload their crops. Cooperations are strategically positioned near the subcontractors and their land, in order to reduce handling costs, at the following locations: Slatina, Čađavica, Šljivoševci, Koška, Čepin, Kneževi Vinogradi, Dalj, Šodolovci, Velika Kopanica, Đakovo, Drenovci, Gradište, Lipovac, Donji Miholjac, Piškorevci, Drenje i Veliki Otok.
Trading of grains and oilseeds
Grains and oilseeds trading department sells products purchased through cooperation and farms in the domestic and European market.
Trading of seed, fertilizer and plant protection products
Agricultural producers along with expert advice and recommendations, have at their disposal a wide range of seeds, plant protection products and fertilizers from renowned Croatian and world manufacturers: Agrimatco, Aglona, AgroChem, Bayer, BASF, BC Institute, Chromos Agro, Danon, Genera, KWS, Monsanto, Orch, Petrochemical, Agricultural Institute, Pioneer, Raiffeisen Agro, Stockton, Syngenta and others.
Industrial production vertically builds up on crop production. Industry consists of oil factory, wheat and corn mill, seed processing plant and animal feed factory.
The meat industry combines sequentially linked company activities in order to put on the market products of known origin and controlled traceability. In 4 high-tech production plants for production, packaging and cutting of products, the meat industry is devoted to manufacturing products in accordance with globally renown recipes and made only from high-quality ingredients from Slavonia.
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Oil factory Čepin d.d. is the largest Croatian processor of oilseeds. The main activity of the company is production of crude and refined oils from sunflower seed and rapeseed. Product range consists of sunflower oil Tena, rapeseed oil and sunflower and rapeseed meal. Learn more at: http://www.uljara.hr/
The tradition of flour production in Đakovština area dates from 1760, when watermills were built in that area. Today the mill in Đakovo is modernly equipped with fully automated and controlled production processes of milling wheat and corn. Product range consists of Žito flour and grits for industrial production, Tena wheat and corn flour and grits for end users as well as feed flour and groat.
Animal feed production
Animal feed factory Vitalka is one of the most sophisticated animal feed factories in the region. The production process is fully automated and computer controlled. Great importance is given to the control of raw materials and finished products as well as traceability. Raw material production basis are crops grown on surfaces of Žito Group. The annual production is more than 100,000 tons of feed for pigs, cattle, poultry, game and fish.
Connected with silo in Đakovo, plant annually processes about 10,000 tons of seed. Whether processed in service for renowned producers or as seed produced on own cropland under the brand Žito, the process is the same; at the end of the production process comes processed, treated and packed seed. Seed Žito is monitored under watchful eye of the technologists through the entire production process, and it is particularly been taking care of that it is not genetically modified.
Pig farming is one of the most important activities of the Group, includes a number of highly specialized farms, from the reproduction stage to fattening, that differs pigs reared on Žito group's farms from pigs reared on other farms in Croatia and also guarantees Croatian origin of pork meat.Animal husbandry in the Group is directly connected to agricultural production and the production of premium animal feed Vitalka. Group's farms and cooperative annually rear 230,000 hogs. Quality genetics, balanced nutrition and expertise of the staff of the Group result in economic efficiency in the production that is achieved in developed pig breeding countries, such as Denmark and the Netherlands. Environmental care is an essential component of production and is achieved through the incorporation of liquid manure on Group's cropland.
Pig farm Velika Branjevina
Farm Velika Branjevina is nucleus farm for the gilt production of Topigs genetics. The farm has high SPF health status, capacity of 950 sows and an annual production of over 10,000 gilts.
Pig farm Forkuševci
Farm Forkuševci is a reproductive farm which houses 2,300 sows of Topigs genetics, with an annual production of over 65,000 weaned pigs. Farm has high SPF health status. Feeding of sows is carried out with automatic liquid feeding system.
Pig farm Lipovača
Farm Lipovača is a reproductive farm with a maximum capacity of 620 sows. Farm produces 19,000 weaned pigs annually. Farm has a modern system of automatic dry feeding.
Pig farm Magadenovac
Near Donji Miholjac, in the region traditionally known for pig farming, is pig farm Magadenovac. The breeding type farm has a capacity of 3,000 sows and is used for breeding pigs up to 25 kg weight. Farm also has, in addition to breeding, 5,500 fattening places.
Pig farm Lužani
Farm Lužani is intended for fattening pigs up to 120 kg. 55.000 pigs are annually fattened on the farm. The farm has a modern system of automatic liquid feeding, which allows maximum control and safety of nutrition in all production stages.
Pig farm Slašćak
Farm Slašćak is intended for fattening pigs up to 120 kg weight. 42,000 pigs are annually fattened on the farm. The farm has a modern automatic liquid feeding system, which allows maximum control and safety of nutrition in all production stages.
Pig farm Stari Seleš
Pig breeding farm Stari Seleš is a breeding farm for young gilts, built with an emphasis on animal welfare and high ecological standards in a fully controlled process of overall production. The farm has a capacity of 920 sows and produces 8500 gilts of top quality every year.
The Veliki Otok pig farm is located near Koprivnica and has 1,400 sows and an annual production capacity of more than 40,000 piglets. In addition, there are 10,000 fattening places on the farm, and more than 30,000 fatteners are produced annually. During 2020, investments were made in the infrastructure and technological improvement of the farm with an emphasis on animal welfare and environmental protection.
Cooperative pig breeding
Žito Group in cooperation with subcontractors annually fattens about 50,000 pigs. Farms have at their disposal the service, pigs of good genetics and potential weight gain, feed and veterinary care.
Cattle production in the Žito Group consists of milk production and cattle fattening. Meeting the strict quality requirements of milk and meat is achieved through high-quality genetics, feed prepared on the farm and those produced in the factory Vitalka, as well as the expertise of employees. We rear 7.600 beef cattle and produce 21 million liters of milk annually. Manure produced on farms is used on Group's cropland or in the biogas plant, which contributes to the preservation of the environment.
Dairy farm Orlovnjak is located near Osijek, next to the suburban area Antunovac. Farm houses 850 dairy cows of Holstein Friesian breed. The farm has closed production cycle, having at the same location breeding of their own calves' offspring, pregnant heifers to dairy cows.
Dairy farm Mala Branjevina is located next to Vuka, near Osijek. The farm was completely renovated and modernized in 2008, and houses 900 dairy cows. Quality Holstein type genetics, balanced nutrition and animal care, as well as knowledge of employees, guarantees the production of quality milk.
Farm Ankin Dvor is located next to Čepin and farming unit Ovčara. The farm is intended for beef fattening with capacity of 1,400 animals.
Beef cattle farm Klisa is located east of Osijek and has Simmental beef cattle type. The farm has a capacity of 2,400 units of beef cattle. Farm employees prepare part of the required feed themselves out of raw materials from nearby arable units, and other part are complementary and complete feed produced in the animal feed factory Vitalka.
Berak fattening cattle farm is located near Semeljci, near Đakovo. The farm has a capacity of 1000 fattening cattles. Food for the needs of fatteners is produced on its own surface
The Krndija dairy farm is located near the village of Punitovci. The farm has 650 dairy cows of the Holstein Friezian breed. The farm has a complete production cycle and at the same location.
Vitulus fattening cattle farm is located in Budimci, and production takes place within the Budimci arable land. The capacity of the farm is 200 fattening cattles.
Žito Group is the largest egg producer in Croatia, with an annual production of 140 million pieces. Poultry unit consists of farm buildings for the hens and packing center for eggs.
Žito grupa is the largest producer of eggs in the Republic of Croatia with a production of 140 million eggs per year. Hen farms are located in Vuka, near Osijek and Volavje, near Jastrebarsko. Farm Vuka has 220.000 hens and farm Piko 270.000 hens. Poultry facilities are equipped with enriched cages and floor rearing, that is fully aligned with the EU legislation. Fresh eggs have a sign "Eggs from Croatian farms" awarded by the Croatian Agricultural Agency.
Packing center for eggs
Eggs are prepared for the market in the packing center for eggs, where they are sorted and packed according to customer requirements. Food health safety management system in the packing center for eggs includes norms ISO 22000:2005, ISO/TS 22002-1 and additional FSSC 22000 requirements.
The basis of energy production in the Žito Group is the use of manure from the farms of the Group, silage and other organic residues in a biogas plant, where the decomposition of organic matter produces biogas, whose combustion in a cogeneration plant produces electricity. We produce 44.5 GWh of electricity annually. Digestate, a byproduct in the production of biogas, rich in macro and micro nutrients, is used as organic fertilizer on Group's cropland.
Biogas plants Mala Branjevina
The goal of the Žito company is the business modernization with the implementation of technology that will save energy and reduce consumption of natural resources and raw materials, and bioplants are just the example of how to achieve this goal and thus prevent environmental pollution.
Did you know that biogas was used for heating water in Syria about 1,000 BC? Biogas plants today are used for the same purpose, as well as for production of electricity.
The plant started operating in 2012 in order to increase the capacity of renewable energy sources in electricity generation.
With this power plant, which started operating in May 2016, the Žito Group increased the share of renewable energy sources in electricity production, thus ensuring national stability of the electricity system, and at the same time contributing to the implementation of the common EU energy policy.
The plant started operating in 2018, which continues to increase the share of the Žito Group in renewable energy sources in electricity production.