Denmark

DC sets waiting list for pig farmers

The company's slaughter capacity has been fully utilized for several months but, this time, the oversupply looks pretty serious.

Posted on Nov 11 ,08:28

DC sets waiting list for pig farmers

Danish Crown was forced to adopt urgent measures to cope with the oversupply arriving in its pork processing units. From this week, the company introduced a waiting list, that was adopted at an extraordinary board meeting. " We would like to continue to welcome new unit holders in Danish Crown, but it must be done at a pace and in a way that does not impair the service we owe to our existing unit holders. We will follow the development closely and look forward to being able to welcome new unit holders to the company on an ongoing basis," said Erik Bredholt, chairman of the board of Danish Crown.
Major challenges in selling Danish piglets for export have created great growth in the production of slaughter pigs in Denmark at a time when Danish Crown's slaughter capacity has already been fully utilized.
A combination of the extensive outbreak of African swine fever in Germany and Poland, which challenges the large exports of piglets, and a competitive settlement for slaughter pigs in Denmark, means that the supplies to Danish Crown have been increasing for a long time, mentioned the company in a press release. " We are currently a little over a week behind with the collection of registered pigs from our unit holders. It is not a sustainable situation,", added Mr Bredholt.

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