New Chairman for Danske Slagterier

by 5m Editor
20 November 2008, at 10:52am

DENMARK - The board of Danske Slagterier has elected Asger Krogsgaard as the organisation's next chairman.

Asger Krogsgaard - new Chairman of Danske Slagterier

A farmer since 1991, 41-year-old Krogsgaard runs a farm of around 1,700 sows and production of approximately 10,000 finishers near Ringkøbing in Western Jutland.

He has sat on the Board of Danske Slagterier since 2006 and is also Chairman of Hatting KS, as well as being a member of Danish Crown and Dansk Svineproduktion's Board of Directors.

On his latest appointment, Asger Krogsgaard said: "This is a considerable challenge and I am proud to have been elected. Danske Slagterier is a strong organisation with many highly skilled employees and I'm looking forward to working with them and, of course, with Danish agriculture's other organisations.

"Our most pressing task is to see that pig producers and their businesses operate in healthy competitive conditions within a sound framework, so that we can ensure the future of Danish pig production.

"At the same time it's crucial that primary production and food production are 'in tune' with the times - both in terms of the industry's financial conditions and the consumers' demands on us."

Asger Krogsgaard succeeds Bent Claudi Lassen, who is retiring after nine years in order to devote more time to running for the European Parliament as a Danish Liberal party candidate.

Following his election, Asger Krogsgaard has decided to retire from the board of Dansk Svineproduktion, where he will be succeeded by Erik Larsen.