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18 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Sees Sales Fall But Profit Rise
FINLAND - Finnish meat processor HK Scan saw net sales fall to €1,988.7 million from €2,113.2 million for last year, and to €523.2 million from €547.9 million in the fourth quarter....
17 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Finland Sales Growth for Atria
FINLAND - Finnish meat and food processor Atria Group saw net sales grow by €2.8 million year-on-year reaching €363.4 million in the fourth quarter of the year compared to €360.6 million in the previous...
28 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Completes Meat Plant Reorganisation Talks
FINLAND - Finnish meat processor HKScan has completed is negotiations with staff at its Mellilä plant over proposed reorganisation....
21 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Finland Finland to Export Pork to China
FINLAND - The Finnish meat industry has been given the go-ahead to export pork to China....
02 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Finland Finnish Pig Farm Numbers in Decline
FINLAND - The farmers' union forecasts that half of the country's pig farms will be closed by the end of the decade....
15 December 2014
Pig Industry News from Finland New Export Markets Found for Finnish Pork
FINLAND - New export markets to replace Russia have been found for Finnish pork....
05 December 2014
Pig Industry News from Finland Wild Boar Culling in Finland
FINLAND - The Finnish Agriculture and Forestry Ministry and the Finnish Wildlife Agency have scheduled enhanced boar hunting....
01 December 2014
Pig Industry News from Finland Finland Considers Wild Boar Eradication
FINLAND – Wild boar could be eradicated from Finland to prevent African swine fever spreading from Russia....
06 November 2014
Pig Industry News from Finland Finnish Study Finds Good Pig Welfare Brings Economic Benefits
FINLAND - A new study from the University of Helsinki shows that improving animal welfare can have a beneficial impact on sow productivity through an increase in piglets born alive and a shorter farrowing...
14 October 2014
Pig Industry News from Finland HKScan Plans Major Investments in Finland and Estonia
FINLAND - Finnish based meat processor HKScan is actively restructuring its production with two major investment projects....
15 August 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....
19 June 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....
15 April 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....
02 April 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...
04 March 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....
11 February 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....
08 November 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....
05 November 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....
26 September 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....
30 July 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. ...
19 July 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. ...
12 July 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....
08 July 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...
30 May 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...
30 April 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...
26 February 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....
27 December 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....
12 November 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...
31 October 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...
 
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