urope’s greatest pork producer, Danish Crown, mentioned on Thursday it might minimize 350 jobs at two factories in Denmark because of declining provides from farmers hit by rising power and feed costs.
The battle in Ukraine has resulted in report excessive costs farmers pay for power and feed for the pigs, Danish Crown mentioned.
“Funds to the farmers haven’t saved up on the identical tempo, and due to this fact the provision of slaughter pigs to Danish Crown has fallen noticeably over the previous months,” the corporate mentioned in a press release.
Over the past two years, Danish Crown has nearly consistently had extra pigs prepared for slaughter than its factories might deal with.
“Now the image seems to be fully totally different,” it mentioned.