Investment for adding value to meat products

A Czech farm used EAFRD funds to improve its processing equipment, allowing to improve the quality and expand the range of sausages produced.

Project summary: 

Krucemburk is a large farm in the Czech Republic and for many years a small but significant share of its activities was on livestock production and processing meat. In 2009 meat products accounted for only 7% of their revenue. To gain a better position in the local market, the farm decided to invest on certified quality products.

EAFRD funding helped the farm to improve its sausage processing equipment, boosting the quality of two existing products and enabling it to launch two new products.The farm’s sausages have since been awarded regional produce awards and regional food certificates, helping to improve its competitiveness.

Project results: 

The meat processing unit was completely upgraded, enabling higher food safety standards.

The high quality meat products were awarded regional product and regional food certificates.

The farm maintained 4 jobs, increased revenues from processed meat products from 7 % in 2009 to 8 % in 2015, and increased labour productivity by 14 %.