Hungary

Hunland opened one of the largest and most modern sow farms in Europe

Hundreds of people from all over the world gathred at the inauguration in this small village, Felsőbabád, situated approximately 40 km south-east from Budapest. The event is a novelty in the 31 years history of the Hunland Group.

Posted on Jun 15 ,00:15

Hunland opened one of the largest and most modern sow farms in Europe

Jos Jannsen, a Dutch businessman, founded the company in 1992. Since then, the group became one of the largest livestock traders of the region. Somehow typical for the Dutch, the family lives on one of the farms and the kids are learning the business by the hard way, with a „hands on” approach.

The group has a strong presence on the swine market of the region, over one and a half million piglets and pigs being traded yearly in Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and the other countries of the region. No wander that most of the guest were also from this countries.

In the past, piglets were purchased mainly from Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands and sold to farmers from the region or delivered to contract growers.

With 09 of June , the group reaches a milestone: an own sow farm, with a capacity of over 4000 sows is ready to start.  With a shrinking supply and a far to self sufficient pig industry in the region, 3 years ago Jos decided to step in to the piglet production.

In his inauguration speech Jos Jannsen gave credit to his team for the great effort, thanked to the suppliers for their fast work and appreciated the Hungarian State for the support and financing of the project, from the close to 20 million € investment, approximately 5 million being provided through a governmental plan.

Dr. Nagy István, Minister of Agriculture of Hungary, welcomed the investment in the Hungarian agri-business and underlined the importance of creating new jobs in the countryside, while contributing to the self-sufficiency of the national food sector.

After the speeches the guests had the opportunity to make a tour of the farm, before it is populated with the gilts purchased from Topigs Norsvin, the genetic company that can provide the necessary technical and advisory services to the start-up phase.

We wish to the Hunland team "Veel success!"

Tiberiu ABRAHAM

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