Sustainable pig production

Today, two finished pigs are produced with the same environmental impact as one pig was in 1985. The emission of both nitrogen and phosphorus has been halved for every kg of pig meat produced while the ammonia loss has declined by no less than 73 per cent.

Source: DCE, report no. 250, 2017, Danish emission inventory for agriculture 1985-2015, AU standard figures and pig meat statistics etc. 

Our aim is for Danish pigs to be of world class status, have high welfare standards and certified for food safety, traceability, sustainability and animal welfare. Environmental sustainability is a focal point in Danish pig production. As can be seen in the graph above, the environmental impact of producing one pig today has declined significantly compared to 1985.

 

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