András Family Farm - expanding the production capacity of a pig farm

A young farmer used support from the Hungarian Rural Development Programme (RDP) to expand the production capacity of his farm and respond to the increasing market demand for his pork products.

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Project summary: 

Attila Xavér András established his pig farm in 2016. His entrepreneurial skills enabled him to expand his farm and diversify his production model. 
The business grew fast, and demand for his pork meat products increased, so he decided to invest in high-capacity processing machines.
Xavér received a support grant for a complex capacity expansion investment. He used the RDP, Leader funds to purchase a high-capacity hydraulic sausage filler and an air conditioning unit. A cold storage area was set up which doubled the farm’s storage capacity.

Project results: 

The focus of the farm switched from sow breeding to pig fattening with capacity doubling to 200 kg of processed pig meat products per week One more worker was hired to work at the pig farm, increasing the total number of employees to seven.
The farm now has 150-200 pigs fed on natural, additive- and GMO-free feed. The revenue of the business increased and higher production has stabilised the sales network as the farm can now respond to the growing demand for its products.