So far on Tönnies dependent: Hessian farmers are calling for the slaughterhouse in the country

Still, there is the Hessian farmers ' Association, no cases of pig fatteners who do not know what to do with your animals for slaughter to Mature. Association

So far on Tönnies dependent: Hessian farmers are calling for the slaughterhouse in the country

Still, there is the Hessian farmers ' Association, no cases of pig fatteners who do not know what to do with your animals for slaughter to Mature. Association spokesman Bernd Weber has not so far heard only from a North Hessian farmers, whose animals in Rheda-Wiedenbrück would be unloaded. The trucks of the cattle dealer, who takes over for the fatteners in the Transport, I can bring the animals but to another slaughterhouse of the Tönnies group.

Patricia Andreae

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

However, the closure of the North Rhine-Westphalian slaughterhouses Worried by the state of Hesse. If you take longer than one to two weeks, then it could be for local fattening farms difficult. Because in Hessen there are, according to the Association, hardly a significant Battle capabilities. The highlighted conditions in the premises were not accepted, "you would have to reveal years ago," says Weber, but the farmers Alternatives were missing.

Since the Frankfurt slaughterhouse has been closed, must be brought to the pigs from the state of Hessen, in other länder. The slaughterhouses and stockyard on the Deutschherrnufer was once one of the largest in Germany. In 1993, he was finally closed. It was justified at the time, so that to many animals from other States had been slaughtered, which would have meant a long transport routes. In the eighties, more than ten percent of the pigs from Bavaria, for example, come, it says in the Frankfurt city archive.

To slaughterhouses outside

rely For the present lack of slaughterhouses, butchers, and farmers, especially the national and the European policy. Their requirements meant that only large farms could work economically.

According to information provided by the farmers Association, in 1975, were slaughtered and more than 1.6 million pigs in the state of Hesse, 2019, there were over 370,000. Only in the Schwalm-Eder-Kreis, there are, according to Weber, a major regional slaughterhouse. Otherwise there were only small farms, the one or the other a butcher, to slaughter himself. The others are dependent on slaughterhouses. Master butcher Thomas Reichert from Maximum, working with a company in Bad Camberg together, asks a question, the policy should seek to ensure, again, the slaughterhouses on the spot to set up. "The current Situation is totally unsatisfactory," says Weber.

it is a reason why there is in the South of Hesse is hardly fattening. In may 2019 were held in Hesse in 800 Operated a little more than 500,000 pigs. This corresponds to almost two percent of the pigs in Germany. So that went back in the past few years the stock by about a third. In 2008, there have been 728.000 pigs in the Hessian Operated. "Cost, cost, cost", caused by more stringent requirements for animal husbandry, power Weber for the exit of many farmers, is responsible. These include sows, for example, the discussion of the Case for the breeding and stunning lots of the castration of Piglets. "The meets all the pig area, and caused additional costs."

Problematic "cheap-cheap mentality" of the consumer

the "cheap comes to the words of Weber-cheap-mentality" of the consumer. The mast operating to receive about € 1.70 per kilogram carcass weight for a six-month-fatted animal. After the deduction of all costs about 10 Euro profit per animal remained the peasants. "Because you can calculate how many animals must have in order to work economically."

Updated Date: 27 June 2020, 09:20

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