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Friday, August 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Shows Weak Result Despite Strong Balance Sheet
FINLAND - Finnish meat processor HKScan saw net sales reach €967.1 million for the first half of the year compared to €1,038.4 million for the same period last year....
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan's Prospects Hit by Russia's Ban on EU Pork, Weak Demand
FINLAND - Finnish-based meat processor, HKScan, has adjusted its full-year outlook as its operating profit is now below previous expectations....
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pig Industry News from Finland HK Rypsiporsas Rapeseed Pork to be GMO-free
FINLAND - HK Scan’s HK Rypsiporsas rapeseed pork will be completely GMO-free from September, following long-term research and development work....
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Commits to Use of Responsibly Produced Soy
FINLAND - HKScan has become a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) and thereby committed itself to continuously promoting greater ethical responsibility in the supply chain...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Pig Industry News from Finland Livestock Production Undergoing Rapid Structural Change
FINLAND - A structural change in livestock production in Finland is affecting production costs and competitiveness....
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Pig Industry News from Finland Atria Given Go-ahead to Buy Saarioinen
FINLAND - The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority has given the go-ahead to the acquisition Saarioinen Oy by meat processor Atria....
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Adopts Harmonised Name Structure
FINLAND - Finnish Meat Processor HKScan’s corporate name structure is to be harmonised in all countries in which it is operative....
Friday, November 08, 2013
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Reports Modest Recovery in Sales
FINLAND - Finnish meat company HKScan Group reports that net sales were EUR 1 838.0 (1 840.7) million in January–September, and EUR 623.5 (612.2) million in the third quarter....
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Pig Industry News from Finland Atria to Close Russian Primary Pork Production
FINLAND - Atria, one of Finland's biggest meat processors, has decided to close its unprofitable primary pork production in Russia....
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Pig Industry News from Finland New Development Programme Launched by HKScan
FINLAND - Meat processor, HKScan, has lowered its 2013 outlook as the result of export challenges and the economic crisis impacting Finnish meat consumption....
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Pig Industry News from Finland Atria Optimistic of Growth
FINLAND - Finnish meat processor Atria Group's net sales for April-June this year reached €363.6 million compared to € 333.3 million for the same period in 2012, up by €30.3 million year-on-year. ...
Friday, July 19, 2013
Pig Industry News from Finland Atria Buys Saarioinen's Slaughter Operations
FINLAND – Finnish meat processor Atria has signed a preliminary agreement to buy of Saarioinen's slaughtering, meat cutting and meat procurement operations. ...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Pig Industry News from Finland Atria Buys Saarioinen's Meat Processing Operation
FINLAND - Finnish meat processor Atria has signed a preliminary agreement to buy Saarioinen's slaughtering, meat cutting and meat procurement operations....
Monday, July 08, 2013
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Sharpens Brand Strategy
FINLAND - Finnish based meat processor, HKScan Group, which renewed its strategy and operating model last year, is now sharpening its brand strategy, starting with the introduction of harmonised company...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Acquires Swedish Nordic Genetics
FINLAND - Finnish meat group HKScan has acquired Swedish Nordic Genetics giving the company exclusive rights to Nordic Genetics' NG Hampshire genetics, which form the basis for the well-known Swedish pork...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Pig Industry News from Finland Atria Sales and Profit Improve
FINLAND - Finnish meat processing group Atria's net sales for the first quarter of the year reached €328.4 million compared to €308.6 million for the same period in the previous year, showing growth...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Pig Industry News from Finland Atria Shows Substantial Profit Rise
FINLAND - Finnish based meat processor Atria Group's net sales for the year in 2012 reached to €1,343.6 million compared to €1,301.9 million in the previous year - a rise of €41.7 million from 2011....
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Pig Industry News from Finland New Rules for Killing and Slaughter of Animals
FINLAND - A new regulation, applied from 1 January 2013, will require more detailed planning and in-house control of killing of production animals, according to the Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira....
Monday, November 12, 2012
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Sees Sales Rise
FINLAND - Finnish based meat processor HKScan has seen group net sales in January-September 2012 reach €1,873.3 million compared to €1,841.4 million for the corresponding period in 2011, a groeth...
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Pig Industry News from Finland Atria Increases Transparency in Meat Production
FINLAND - Atria is increasing the traceability of its meat products all the way back to the farm which has produced the animals in a bid to meet consumer demands for domestically produced whose origin...
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Pig Industry News from Finland DanAvl to Enter the Finnish Market
FINLAND - Finnish pig producers will be able to increase their pigs' genetic potential when DanAvl enters the market there. ...
Monday, July 30, 2012
Pig Industry News from Finland Atria's Results Start to Improve
FINLAND - Finnish pig meat processor Atria Group's net sales for the second quarter of 2012 totalled €333.3 million (€333.6 million), down by €-0.3 million compared to the corresponding period last...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Pig Industry News from Finland Atria Aims to Improve Animal Welfare and Product Safety
FINLAND - The elimination of monosodium glutamate and artificial additives, the reduction of fat and salt, and GMO-free raw materials are some of the development projects that Finnish meat processor Atria...
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Streamlines Corporate Structure in Finland
FINLAND - Baltic pig meat processor HKScan is to clarify and simplify its corporate structure in Finland in order to harmonise the group’s operational policies and to streamline its internal administration. ...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Pig Industry News from Finland Swedish Market Holds HKScan Back
FINLAND - Finnish meat processor HKScan’s net sales for the quarter January-March 2012 reached €606.1 million compared to €592.7 million in the corresponding quarter of 2011, a growth of 2.3 per...
Monday, March 12, 2012
Pig Industry News from Finland Severe Neglect Uncovered at Loimaa Pig Farm
FINLAND - A case of suspected animal cruelty has been uncovered in Loimaa, south-west Finland. Police found some two hundred pigs dead on Friday, apparently due to a lack of care. ...
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Pig Industry News from Finland Finland is Now on ASF Alert
ANALYSIS – The country's food safety authority has put out an alert over African swine fever (ASF), which has been reported from the first time in the region of Russia that borders Finland, writes senior...
Friday, March 02, 2012
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Sees Sales Rise
FINLAND - Finnish meat processor HKScan’s net sales rose to €2,491.3 million compared to €2,113.9 million in the previous year - a rise of 17.9 per cent. ...
Friday, February 17, 2012
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Grows Stronger in Last Quarter
FINLAND - Finnish pig meat processor HKScan’s net sales rose to €2 491.3 million last year compared to €2 113.9 million the year before - a rise of 17.9 per cent. ...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Pig Industry News from Finland Surveillance Works, Says Finland's Food Safety Body
ANALYSIS - The Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira, says that its surveillance system for animal welfare works, following an investigation prompted by the release of secret filming by animal rights activists...
 
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