The ten largest pig slaughter companies in Germany
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The ranking starts with Manten on the 10th place. In 2019, the processor slaughtered 1,005,000 pigs. This represents an increase from 2018, where Manten slaughtered only 940,000 animals. Thus, the company is about 15,000,000 slaughtered animals behind our 1st place.
Simon meat processor secures ninth place in the pork processor ranking. In 2019, the company increased to 1,110,000 slaughtered animals, up from 1,090,000 in 2018.
In 2019, Place 8 slaughtered 1,322,000 hogs, up from 1,315,000 hogs slaughtered by Willms in 2018.
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The company from Schöppingen, Tummel, lands in 7th place among the pig slaughterers. Here, 1,600,000 animals ran across the slaughter line in 2018 and 1,540,000 in 2019.
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Goldschmaus secures 6th place in the ranking. 1,780,000 pigs landed on the hook here in 2019. This is a slight increase compared to 2018, when the processor slaughtered only 1,760,000 animals.
The Müller Gruppe secures fifth place in the ranking with 2,100,000 pig slaughters in 2019. Here, too, there is a slight decline compared to 2018 - in 2018, the group slaughtered 2,150,000 pigs.
Danish Crown Fleisch
In the top 100, the meat processor ranks only 20th, while in pig slaughtering, Danish Crown Fleisch makes it to 4th place, where 3,320,000 pigs passed through the plant in 2019.
Vion Food Group
Vion Food Germany shares second place with Westfleisch. Vion also slaughtered 7,700,000 pigs in 2019, compared with 7,800,000 for the slaughter giant in 2018.
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Second place was taken by Westfleisch. Since 2015, the slaughterhouse has been operating as a European cooperative "Societas Cooperativa Europaea" (SCE). 7,700,000 pigs were hooked in 2019 - down from 7,900,000 in 2018.
As expected, the Tönnies Group takes well ahead the first place in the ranking. In 2019, the company slaughtered 16,700,000 pigs, which was still an increase on 2018, when Tönnies hooked 16,600,000 pigs.