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Hard Winter Delays Holsted Slaughterhouse

29 May 2013

DENMARK – Progress of Danish Crown’s DKK700 million cattle slaughterhouse has been delayed because of the winter weather.

Building work has been disrupted at the site in Holsted due to snow, wind and cold weather, delaying completion by over a month to mid-March next year.

But, Lorenz Hansen Director of Danish Crown beef is not put off by the set-back, due to the scale of the job.

“We are building the largest and most modern cattle slaughterhouse in Northern Europe, and I'm fairly confident that not that many of you will ever experience anything quite like it again. The last time a new cattle slaughterhouse was built in Denmark was in 1972 in Aalborg, which by the way is also one of ours.”

The undertaking involves moving 50,000 cubic metres of earth and the laying of 6 kilometres of sewers.

When fully running it will receive 4,500 animals for slaughter every week, this is around half the national weekly cattle slaughterings. Hourly throughput is expected to reach 100 animals which will see 500 tonnes of beef minced a week.

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