With each day that Germany's largest Slaughterhouse Tönnies in Rheda-Wiedenbrück is closed, increasing the pressure on pig fatteners from Westphalia-Lippe. "There's a solution now," said Hans-Heinrich Berghorn, speaker of the Westphalian-Lippe agricultural Association (WLV) on Wednesday. Every day will reduce the Problem of pressing. The pig fatteners from Westphalia-Lippe, one of which is also in February, newly elected President of the Federation, Hubertus Bering Meier from the district of Paderborn, with the stop due to high Corona-Infection levels among the factory workers a customer for around 26,000 animals per day will be lost. In addition, according to Berghorn, the company Westfleisch was able to drive in their plant in Coesfeld, due to stricter hygiene requirements, the production not to the full extent again.
The Problem in Westphalia, the Federal government has wide consequences. Therefore, the community of interest of pig farmers in Germany (ISN) is pushing for the answer, when Tönnies in Rheda-Wiedenbrück again allowed to open. "The pig farmers need to know urgently, we need a clear Signal, otherwise a large animal welfare problem in the stables threatens sight," said the Executive Director of the community of interest of pig farmers in Germany, Torsten Staack, of the "New osnabrück newspaper".
slaughter is not running as planned
According to Staack will be slaughtered in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, between 12 and 14 percent of all German pigs. Because of the operation rests but currently and other slaughterhouses only work reduced, there is currently in Germany, processing bottlenecks. "In the week, a total of about 100,000 pigs in jamming currently, the planned slaughtered," said Staack.
According to Tönnies has contracts with the companies, with about 20 percent of its suppliers a fixed loss. In Rheda-Wiedenbrück would normally be slaughtered per day, depending on the market situation between 20,000 to 25,000 pigs. 30,000 to be approved for 2019 by the authorities. "We now distribute the animals of our contract partners on the works in Sögel, white rock, and it is," says Tönnies spokesperson André a lot of cities. At these locations, in the Emsland district, in Saxony-Anhalt and Schleswig-Holstein, however, this has an impact on suppliers in the free market.
Tönnies distributed animals on a contractual partner
"In Sögel, yet slaughtered many animals from the Benelux countries", said a lot of cities. This is currently put on ice, to the animals of the contract fatteners slimming. Also, the supplier would have to take significantly longer routes such as to the state of Saxony-Anhalt in the time of purchase. Animal breeders fatten on the butcher agreed target weight to go. The animals remain too long in the stable, has cost the farmer a higher feed. The animals are fat, threaten to price deductions. In the medium term, it will be in the stalls too narrow. To respond to them, could fall breeders, the demand for the Piglets, as the public said the Israeli-Lippe agricultural Association.Date Of Update: 01 July 2020, 12:21