Rural Development Programme

Information and publicity measures concerning the activities carried out by Jata Emona d.o.o. on the basis of receiving support from the Rural Development Program of the Republic of Slovenia for the period 2014-2020. 1.

Sub-measure 4.2: Subsidies and investments in production
Decision on eligibility for funding: 33141-2026/2016/12
Project: Renovation and modernisation of production and storage equipment in the feed mill plant in Ljubljana
  • Products are packed in paper and Big Bag bags. A new packaging line for packaging in 10-35 kg paper bags from 10-35 kg has been installed directly in the finished product warehouse. Conceptually, the line consists of weighing and filling bags, labelling and weight control, stacking bags on pallets and finally wrapping pallets and preparing them for transfer to storage racks. Two cells with a sieve are placed above the scale used for the preliminary preparation of products, enabling a continuous process with minimum interruptions. Cells are filled from the warehouse or directly from the production processes using an upgraded transport system.
  • A new scale to pack products in Big Bag bags has been installed to replace the old and deteriorated scale. The scale with a capacity of approx. 20 BB bags/h is used to weigh to a predetermined final weight. Full bags are placed on pallets arriving from an upgraded automatic feeder of empty pallets. At the end of the line, there is an automatic transport of full BB bags to the forklift pick-up point. A special printer is set up to label the bags.

Both packaging lines and all transport elements are connected to the aspiration system and managed via an upgraded central computer system.

  • Due to the increase in the production program and the lack of storage space, a 15 x 30 m storage tent of an aluminium structure and covered with a strong canvas, resistant to all normal weather conditions, has been set up The tent will be used to store finished products and prepared consignments to be shipped to customers.
  • Internal transport within the production facility and warehouses is carried out with forklifts. Due to wear and tear and malfunction, 4 forklifts have been replaced with new ones. All forklifts meet occupational requirements, are more efficient, economical and safe. • Mini working machines are used for the manipulation of bulk raw materials from the floor compartments to the production process. Two new machines have been purchased for this purpose. Work is now faster and safer.
  • Two new cooling units (Granifrigor) have been purchased for the rapid cooling of grains.
  • Upon the acceptance of bulk raw materials, the sampling and control of shipments are carried out. For this purpose, a special control sampling probe has been set up, located right next to the unloading ramp. This has allowed us to eliminate dangerous and time-consuming manual sampling.
  • A moisture meter has been added to the pellet cooler. It is used to control the output moisture of the pellets, which was not possible before. Measurement data is read on an extra screen intended only for this purpose.

2. Sub-measure 4.1: Subsidies and investments in production

Decision on eligibility for funding: 33110-5001/2016/17

Project: Investment maintenance of barns and replacement of technological equipment for the rearing of laying hens at the Ihan and Duplica farms.

Duplica farm, barn 6: In accordance with the investment plan, investment maintenance (construction and electrical installation) work has been carried out, automatic nests and wooden grids for barn-laying hens and hen heeding equipment have been installed..

Ihan farm: The windows in the control rooms have been restored and the roofing on one of the barns has been replaced. The planned replacement of the roofing on the remaining two barns is expected to be carried out next year.

3. Sub-measure 4.2: Subsidies and investments in production

Decision on eligibility for funding: 33141-2026/2016/12

Project: Micro-dosing, molasses processing and technical-technological process improvements in the Ljutomer feed mill.

In production, the dosing process will be supplemented with a micro-dosing system used to dose raw materials in very small proportions, which requires not only speed but also extreme precision.

An elevator from the ground floor and through all floors, used to lift and deliver the raw materials that are filled into the dosing cells of the micro-dosing system, will be installed.

On the dosing scale for macro raw materials, several dispensers will be added to dose coarse and raw materials yet to be ground, which are currently added manually. Organic raw materials will also be dosed through this system.

An air system using compressed air to break down the raw materials stuck to the cell walls will be set up, allowing the raw materials to regularly fall off the walls and be consumed continuously.

In order to achieve a better and more constant quality of feedstuffs, a molasses processing plant, which precisely mixes the added liquids, especially molasses, will be added to the mixing process.

Another important upgrade in the feedstuffs production will be in the pelleting process, where the old pellet sifter will be replaced with a new one.

In the packaging of raw materials, new requirements have arisen regarding traceability and the method of labelling products. In the Ljutomer feed mill, there are four packing stations for different types of products and forms of packaging, a printer to print declarations labelling the packaged products will be set up at each packing station. The printers will be connected to the central control system, allowing for the proper implementation of the entire traceability of the packaged products.

Stable compressed air is required for the operation of the machines. Since this is very unstable during the seasonal purchase and in winter, the compressor station and pneumatic links will be restored.

Forklifts are needed to receive raw materials and ship products through warehouses. As part of the investment, a new forklift replacing the old and worn out one will be purchased.

4. Sub-measure 4.1: Support for investments in agricultural holdings

Decision on eligibility for funding: 33110-5007/2019

Project: Investment in the reorganisation of rearing in the D-Farma Duplica barn, purchase of barn rearing equipment for the Ihan farm, purchase of a transformer station- Duplica farm and purchase of a generator- Zalog fam.

In barn D of the Duplica farm, we plan to replace the equipment used for the production of table eggs in enriched battery rearing systems with equipment for the production of table eggs in barn rearing systems (type 2). Here, due to the establishment of scratching areas, it will be necessary to divide the free volume of the barn into two floors by installing a new ceiling. The additional welfare of the animals will be ensured by the installation of modern LED lighting, efficient ventilation and an adiabatic air-conditioning system.

At the Ihan farm, the equipment in barns number 1, 2 and 4 will be changed. Due to the change of equipment, certain investment maintenance work is also required. After the investment is completed, the renovated three barns will be equipped for a modern barn-rearing system (type 2) with classic floor-rearing technology.

The Rural Development Program 2014-2020 is a joint program document of the Republic of Slovenia and the European Commission, which constitutes the program basis for drawing financial funds from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).


5. Sub-measure 4.2: Subsidies and investments in production

Decision on eligibility for funding: 33141-1057/2019

Project: Modernisation of the Ljubljana feed mill production

The investment will modernise the production processes at the Ljubljana feed mill.

The investment consists of: modernisation of equipment upon reception, replacement of pallet racks and molasses processing plants, modernisation of the steam installation, modernisation of the laboratory, replacement of the silos with the corresponding equipment.

The modernisation will allow for the reduction of the volume of waste, the improvement of work and occupational safety conditions. The planned investment will reduce costs (less maintenance, smooth operation, less waste, etc.), which will have a favourable effect on the company’s economic situation.

6. Agri-environment-climate payments (Measure 10)

Decision on eligibility for funding: 33141-1057/2019

Objective: Reduce the impact of farming on the environment

Expected deliverables: Preservation of biodiversity and landscapes, proper water and soil management, and mitigation and adaptation of agriculture to climate change.

Abstract: The agri-environment-climate payment measure (the KOPOP measure) supports agriculture in its environmental function and is intended to promote above-standard sustainable agricultural practices aimed at preserving biodiversity and the landscape, proper water and soil management, and mitigating and adapting agriculture to climate change. Payments encourage the implementation of agricultural practices that go beyond mandatory standards i.e., conventional agricultural practices. These are not income payments, but payments to cover additional costs and loss of income due to the implementation of the above-standard requirements of the KOPOP measure. With these payments, the farmer is “rewarded” as a guardian of the environment, whose activities, in addition to food production, conserve nature, protect the environment and soil, maintain the landscape, and also ensure the provision of important contributions to society and non-commodity public goods.

OPERATION GEN_PAS (Rearing of local breeds threatened with cessation of rearing)

OPERATION VTR_KOS (Mowing is not permitted before the first of August; preservation of nesting sites in the meadows of the corncrake)