Danish Crown launches growth package for pig farmers
Danish Crown has announced the launch of a growth package aimed at encouraging farmers to invest in producing more pigs, as demand for Danish pork on key export markets remains “unabated”.
The company has decided to offer its existing members a cash growth supplement of DKK 0.50 per kilo of additional pork supplied, in order to increase the production of slaughter pigs. In the meantime, Danish Crown will also offer a financial contribution to new cooperative members, along with the possibility of supplying more welfare pigs to the UK market.
The initiative comes alongside the expansion of a subsidy scheme for new producers of weaners for the UK market, while Danish Crown is also ready to pay a financial contribution of DKK 0.30 per kilo to new suppliers of slaughter pigs and free advisory services.
Danish Crown CEO, Jais Valeur, noted: “The Danish Parliament has adopted an agricultural package and a subsidy scheme for new housing units for pigs for slaughter. These are two specific initiatives which address the needs of the sector.
“In support of these initiatives, Danish Crown is now introducing its own growth package. We believe that the trend can be reversed and that we will see an increase in activity levels at Danish Crown’s abbatoirs.”
The growth package was presented to the company’s board of representatives earlier this week, meaning that Danish farmers can already make use of the schemes.