Animal Welfare at Großfurtner
Each of our employees is aware of his/her great responsibility regarding respectful interaction with the animals entrusted to us. This is ensured not only by ongoing training courses, but also by continuous internal and external inspections. In accordance with clearly defined high standards, the animals are treated as species-appropriate as possible before and during slaughter. Accordingly, attention is already paid to shortest possible transport routes upon delivery in state-of-the-art, animal-friendly vehicles. Of course, the health of the delivered animals is checked by external veterinarians.
The internal processes, from unloading to stabling to stunning, are likewise examined regularly regarding animal protection requirements. This is also done in cooperation with external organisations specialising in animal welfare. Thanks to such intensive cooperation, we have been able to develop an electrical stunning system that is unique in Austria, ensuring effective stunning quality for pigs and reducing stress.
We see these ongoing process optimisations, including in terms of animal welfare, as an essential factor for our commitment to excellent quality.