Danish Crown is not only one of the world’s largest pork producers, we are also one of the most efficient meat producers in the world. This is because we not only produce meat, but also focus on producing and recycling other products as much as possible.
It is our job to squeeze as much value as possible out of the product we sell for our owners, while also taking care of the environment. Everything on the pig is therefore utilised.
Here are a few examples:
- The heat from the carcasses is used to heat water for cleaning, and the manure from the intestines is used in biogas production.
- The transport manure (the sawdust that is removed from the pig truck before it is washed and disinfected) is used on farmland.
- When abattoir waste is sent to the site that collects residues from the food industry and recycles them it can be turned into meat-and-bone meal.
- The residue left over from this process is ash. This is currently sold to Aalborg Portland which makes cement, so the pigs end up as a part of the pavement.
- The small intestine mucosa is used to produce heparin, a blood thinning medication.