More than 30 million pigs are born in Denmark annually. 70 percent of them have their roots in semen from Hatting A/S, which houses boars from the DanBred breeding system. 16-17 million pigs end their lives at the age of 5-6 months at a Danish Crown abattoir. Some of them are speciality pigs, which are raised according to special production requirements and give rise to an added payment to the farmer. For the most, pork from Danish Crown ends up on export markets around the world. The international market has a high level of confidence in the Danish veterinary system. The Danish breeding system also enjoys the same level of confidence and has increased export of breeding genes to a range of countries with significant pig production.
You can learn more about these and other topics on this tour.
In order to participate in this excursion, you may not have visited another pig farm or been in contact with pigs for the 24 hours preceding the tour.
Guides: Janne Hansen and Gudrun Andreasen