Animal sourcing at HKScan is based on contract production in Finland, Sweden and Denmark. HKScan has long-term partnerships and close cooperation with local meat producers. In Estonia HKScan has contract production and own farms.
The development of farming communities is part of HKScan’s 'From farm to fork' strategy. HKScan supports farming communities through producer services.
HKScan provides its contract producers with training and advisory services related to the rearing of animals, the planning of feeding, animal healthcare and the design of new production facilities. Through producer services HKScan uses its expertise to support farming communities, and to strengthen producers’ skills and expertise to promote their business operations.
HKScan organises seminars and well-being events for its producers to provide them with new and current information about the industry and an easy way to network with other producers. In 2017, HKScan organised its second cruise for its Finnish and Swedish meat producers to promote the sharing of best practices and expertise between the two countries.
HKScan currently provides producer services in Finland, Sweden and Denmark, but is planning to expand the services into Estonia.
HKScan develops its operation with producer collaboration groups. The goal of the groups is to support HKScan strategy implementation and to secure primary production’s competitiveness and continuity. Strategic collaboration group meets three times a year. In addition, there are collaboration groups devoted to specific animal type development questions.
More information about HKScan's collaboration with producers are available at:
Site for producers in Finland: www.hkscanagri.fi
Site for producers in Sweden: www.hkscanagri.se