FINLAND, Turku. HKScan is pioneering with the launch of a new concept enabling chicks to be born on the farm they are raised rather than at a separate hatchery. By eliminating the need for transportation of chicks from hatchery to farm the concept marks an improvement in animal welfare.
Finland adheres to excellent standards of health care and animal welfare in the production of all livestock. Since animal diseases are prevented efficiently, all Finnish chicken farming is 100% antibiotic-free. The Finnish authorities and our strict national legislation, together with the expert input of contract farmers at all stages of HKScan’s farm-to-fork chain, ensure that the quality of Finnish meat is of the highest standard. Domestic meat comes with a guarantee of outstanding food safety. The Finnish food industry is an important source of livelihood in rural municipalities. Locally farmed food requires minimal transport and is therefore environment and climate-friendly.