Danish Crown said the 20 job cuts at its pork plant were 'very unfortunate'

Danish Crown axes 20 jobs at abattoir

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat processor Danish Crown will cut 20 staff and let 100 fixed-term contractors go at its Ringsted pork slaughterhouse as a shortage of pigs makes evening work unsustainable.

Tican's CEO said the job cuts would help save the company €2m per year

Tican set to axe 80 jobs at Danish bacon plant

By Oscar Rousseau

Danish pork producer Tican has confirmed up to 80 employees could be axed as the company moves its pork deboning and bacon production operations to Germany and the UK. 

Danish Crown produces 1.3 billion kilogrammes of meat every year

Danish Crown welcomes SPF-Danmark takeover

By Kitty So

Danish Crown has welcomed the strengthening of its distribution system through the acquisition of livestock transporter SPF-Danmark, after it bought out pork producer Tican’s 10% stake.

Per Rehné said the company's health and nutrition business has grown throughout Europe

Cornelius Group launches Nordic division

By Oscar Rousseau

UK company Cornelius Group has announced plans to launch a new business arm in Scandinavia, with a view to flexing its muscles in a region of potential growth for the company. 

Tönnies has signed an agreement with Serbia to build five pig farms worth €5m

West Crown creates competition in Germany

By Poorna Rodrigo

A new European meat joint venture involving Denmark’s leading beef and pork processor Danish Crown and Germany’s Westfleisch aims to be a tough competitor to German’s current market leader Tönnies GmbH & Co, Danish Crown’s head of press has said. 

Denmark close to lucrative Chinese pork deal

Denmark close to lucrative Chinese pork deal

By Poorna Rodrigo

Danish heat-treated pork product exporters say they are tantalisingly close to selling into China, seven years after Bejing greenlighted these exports in principle.

Danish pig farmers typically scale down investments when times are tough, says Kaiser

Danish pig farmers face difficult times

By Poorna Rodrigo

Danish pig farmers are bracing for tough times, with an average farmer set to lose 300,000 Danish Krone (DKK) (US$44,826) income in 2015, on top of higher debt compared with previous years.

Kjeld Johannesen will retire from his position at Danish Crown next April

Group CEO of Danish Crown to step down

By Aaron McDonald

Kjeld Johannesen, group CEO of food processing company Danish Crown, is to step down on 1 April 2016 after 27 years in the position.

FMC set for Danish innovation centre boost

FMC set for Danish innovation centre boost

By Eliot Beer

FMC Corporation will open a new European Innovation Center in Denmark next year,  creating a hub for its technical and material experts to improve product development.

KLS Ugglarps’ acquisition of a majority stake in the Dalsjöfors Slakteri has been given the green light

Slaughterhouse acquisition cleared by Swedish authorities

By Aidan Fortune

The Swedish competition authorities have approved the acquisition by KLS Ugglarps, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danish Crown, of a majority stake in the slaughterhouse Dalsjöfors Slakteri near Borås, east of Gothenburg. 

Denmark is promoting pork as a nutritious alternative to chicken

Danish industry to promote health benefits of pork

By Poorna Rodrigo

Denmark’s pig meat industry is trying to promote pork as a nutritious alternative to chicken, which can be even healthier if the right cuts are consumed, an industry expert said. 

Danish Crown subsidiary Friland is offering financial assistance to organic pig-farmers

Danish retailer pushes for tougher welfare standards

By Andrew Burnyeat

Supermarket chain Coop Danmark is pressing the Danish government to toughen standards required by a proposed animal welfare labelling scheme for retail meat and livestock products.

It has now become profitable to produce organic pigs in Denmark

Denmark sees growth in organic pork segment

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

The retail price of organic pork products is continuing to climb in Denmark through strengthening consumer demand, driven in part by controversies surrounding animal welfare on conventional Danish pig farms

Meat and milk that can be traced to the offspring of cloned farm animals has “probably” been sold in Danish stores and restaurants

Concerns raised over cloned foods in Denmark

By Gerard O’Dwyer

Denmark’s Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries (MFAF/Ministeriet for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri) is investigating whether meat (and dairy) products sourced from the offspring of cloned farm animals have found their way onto supermarket shelves...

Some industry observers are concerned that the consolidation could lead to the closure of Tican’s meat processing plants

Talks of slaughterhouse closure in Danish Crown/Tican merger

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Denmark’s meat industry anticipates the streamlining of production and possible closure of at least one slaughterhouse in the wake of Danish Crown’s acquisition and merger with Tican. The deal was approved by 91% of Tican’s owners on 26 March. 

An increasing number of pig farmers are carrying out their own testing

Danish pig farmers start testing their own herds as MRSA risk grows

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

More Danish pig farmers are testing their own herds after an analysis of pig herd screening tests, ordered by the ministry of food, agriculture and fisheries, found that swine-related ‘methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus’ (MRSA), is nearing epidemic...

Fears over ASF at the plant were unfounded

Danish African swine fever alert over

By Oli Haenlein

Restrictions have been lifted at a Danish Crown slaughterhouse after it was temporarily closed, due to an African Swine Fever (ASF) scare.

Higher local wages may push fhe firm to invest abroad

Danish Crown to focus capacity investments abroad

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Meat processing grant Danish Crown has warned meat industry unions that the pressure to pay higher wages in Denmark at its Danish meat processing plants means most future fixed capital plant expansion and capacity investments will take place outside its...

Religious groups hit back at Danish non-stun ban

Denmark bans non-stun slaughter

By Line Svanevik

A ban on non-stun slaughter has come into force in Denmark as the country’s government says “animal rights come before religion”.

Intervention fails in closure of Danish meat processing plant

Dismay at Danish Crown Faaborg plant closure

By Gerard O’Dwyer

Danish Crown’s (DC) decision to shut down its DC and Tulip meat processing plants in Faaborg followed a late-hour, but unsuccessful intervention by the city’s mayor, Christian Thygesen, who has expressed sadness over the decision.

Denmark: the cost of environmental excellence

Focus on Denmark

Denmark: the cost of environmental excellence

By Carina Perkins

Despite being a major pork producer, Denmark has seen the number of its slaughterhouses eroded as producers export to the cheaper slaughter market in Germany. Carina Perkins reports

Danes set to achieve sow stall compliance

Danes set to achieve sow stall compliance

By Ed Bedington

Danish pig producers have announced they are confident of being ready in time for the EU’s partial ban on the use of sow stalls. According to the latest estimates from Denmark, the industry claims around 85% of its farmers are already keeping pregnant...

China and Denmark sign pig production deal

China and Denmark sign pig production deal

By Carina Perkins

China and Denmark have agreed to co-operate more closely on livestock production, with a particular focus on sharing knowledge and expertise on pig farming.

Ahead of the game

Focus on Denmark

Ahead of the game

By Melodie Michel

As the EU sow stall ban draws nearer, Denmark’s pig industry faces a fresh set of challenges, but believes its policies on welfare, the environment and the quality of its products will carry it through.

Arla close to sealing deal for Allgäuland

Arla close to sealing deal for Allgäuland

By Ben Bouckley

Arla Foods announced today that it was a "step closer" to acquiring German dairy firm Allgäuland-Käserien, after the last of the latter's constituent co-operatives voted in favour of joining the dairy giant.


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