Danish animal welfare standards

At Danpo, animal welfare is not just an ethical or moral stance; it is an integral part of our corporate identity. Working closely with our dedicated farmers, we constantly strive to be at the forefront of this field and set industry standards.

High Danish animal welfare standards

Our focus on continuous improvement is the foundation of our efforts to ensure good animal welfare. Together with our farmers, our ambition is to be a driving force for good animal welfare throughout the industry. Animal welfare legislation in Denmark is among the strictest in the world, and the Danish approach is our starting point. We give the chickens every chance to stay healthy and absorb nutrients by applying a holistic approach, knowledge and high standards for handling, housing and feeding.

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Collaboration with farmers

We have long-term partnerships with selected farmers. Their knowledge, understanding and respect for the chickens is essential for good animal welfare. Regardless of modern technology and well-developed processes, their daily handling and know-how is by far the most important factor in allowing their chickens to thrive and grow. Farmers are well aware that chicken welfare makes the best economic sense.

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Free from salmonella

In Denmark, our chickens must be completely free of salmonella and campylobacter must be at an absolute minimum level. Both of these bacteria are regularly inspected for in the chicken houses or when the chickens arrive at the slaughterhouse. Salmonella is very rare in Denmark.

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Low consumption of antibiotics

We have a very strict policy regarding the use of antibiotics and other medications. In accordance with current Nordic legislation, antibiotics may not be used as a preventive measure in the breeding process, unlike in many other countries. Only sick animals may be treated, following a decision by a veterinarian. The use of antibiotics at Danpo is very low - less than 1 percent in 2023 - which is a sign of good animal husbandry.

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