Saukas kudra Ltd.was founded in 2006. The company Saukas kudra Ltd. extracts peat in the bogs of Sauka and Geida. The peat bog of Sauka is located in the Eastern part of Latvia, in Madonas district, not far from village Barkava. The licensed area of the bog for peat extraction is 540 ha. At the moment 340 ha are used for peat extraction. We continue to acquire new areas and we plan to start to extract peat in the remaining 200 ha in the nearest years. We extract milled peat and block peat in the Sauka bog. Geida peat bog is located in the Northeast part of Latvia, in Smiltene district, not far from village Bilska. Peat extraction area in this bog is 55 ha. We extract only milled peat in the Geida bog. Our company also has a factory with equipment for peat crushing in fractions and packing in Big Bales.
USE OF PEAT IN AGRICULTURE
Peat is widely used in agriculture because of several reasons. Peat efficiently ensures nutrient circulation, maintains high soil fertility, plays an important role in the protection of the environment and health of the agricultural workers.
Over the recent years the use of peat in agriculture has gradually increased. Studies are being conducted to determine the specific qualities of the peat and new possibilities for use of it in other industries - energetics, chemical industry.