Manych is 70
   17 February marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of one of the leading farms of the Stavropol Territory for sheep breeding – the collective farm-breeding plant "Manych" of the Apanasenkovsky district. This is a large agricultural enterprise for breeding sheep of the Manych Merino breed, bred here in 1993. The new domestic breed was presented at the exhibition "Golden Autumn-2017" and received a well-deserved gold medal. Long-term and purposeful breeding has helped to create a new population in the flocks of sheep of the Manych Merino breed. The indicators of these animals significantly exceed the minimum requirements for the wool type. As a result of the joint work of scientists of the All-Russian Research Institute of Sheep and Goat Breeding and specialists of the collective farm, a new East-Manych type of sheep was developed on the farm, approved in 2013.
   In 2014, the collective farm was granted the status of a Breeding and genetic center for breeding sheep of the Manych Merino breed. Currently, the number of employees at the company is 291 people. The company takes care of them in a special way: every year employees are provided with free or preferential vouchers for spa treatment and recreation in sanatoriums on the Black Sea coast. In addition, the collective farm operates a mill, a bakery shop, where 800 loaves of bread are baked a day for the consumption of the villagers.
The stable economic well-being of the farm allows us to provide charitable and sponsorship assistance to the residents of the village of Divnoye. The company annually allocates more than 150,000 rubles for the needs and problems of veterans of the Great Patriotic War. The collective farm also provides significant financial assistance to schools, taking care of replenishing the material and technical base of educational institutions, as well as supplying food to the school canteen. In addition, distinguished students are rewarded with cash prizes. At the expense of the economy, 5 graduates of local schools are trained at the Stavropol State Agrarian University.