Closed Tönnies works: jam in the swine barn

For the pig farmers in Germany, the air is thinner. It is still unclear when production can be resumed at the main site of the biggest German slaughter company

Closed Tönnies works: jam in the swine barn

For the pig farmers in Germany, the air is thinner. It is still unclear when production can be resumed at the main site of the biggest German slaughter company Tönnies again. As a result, the animals are stowed in the stables of the farms and pig breeders, and there has been a sharp fall in prices. The Tönnies plant in Rheda-was Wiedenbrück, three weeks ago, to 17. July has been closed after 1400 staff confirmed with the Coronavirus had infected.

Jessica Blazekovic

editor in the economy.

F. A. Z.

An advice to the local authorities from the industry leader, presented the concept of Hygiene on Thursday brought no decision about when production may start. With Tönnies by far the largest customer in Germany for slaughter pigs is missing. The production chain has fallen sharply to a Halt, the pig breeders remain on their animals to sit. "In the children of the sows in stables rooms, it will be tight," warned the farmers Association of Schleswig-Holstein. The Federal agriculture Ministry, according to the cases and measures in the companies currently, about 14 percent of the slaughter capacity for pigs are missing due to Corona.

20 million Euro loss in the week

The community of interest of pig farmers in Germany (ISN) that, solely as a result of the closure of the factory in the case of Tönnies 70,000 to 100,000 pigs in the week may be slaughtered. Minister of agriculture, Julia Klöckner (CDU) urged a industry meeting on Thursday to secure the acceptance of animals from the stables."In spite of the limited slaughter capacity of the animal protection should on no account be neglected," the Minister said. Also, the Federal chamber of veterinary surgeons called for with a view to the protection of animals, quick solutions.

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 12:20

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