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Huge State-of-the-Art Pig Farm to be Built in Hungary

D&T
Oct 12, 2023

Hungary's leading feed producer and one of the largest feed material traders is also making significant investments in the field of livestock breeding, having acquired this summer a stake in Mangal Ilona Sertéshizlalda Ltd. By 2026, they will build one of the most modern and sustainable pig farms in Europe. One of UBM's big announcements […]

Hungarian pálinka: PGI in the EU and Japan

D&T
Sep 27, 2023

Under the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan, 42 more EU and Japanese products have been added to the list of protected geographical indications (PGIs) in both regions, including Hungarian pálinka, the European Commission said on Wednesday. According to the Brussels statement, this is the third time that the list of geographical […]

Another EU Geographical Indication in Hungary

D&T
Sep 13, 2023

The European Commission (EC) has approved ‘Sárréti kökénypálinka’ from Hungary as a new protected geographical indication (PGI). The EC regulation published this Wednesday says it "grants the geographical indication ‘Sárréti kökénypálinka’ the protection referred to in Article 21 of Regulation (EU) 2019/787 in accordance with Article 30(4) of that Regulation." Therefore, the geographical indication ‘Sárréti […]

New EU Geographical Indication in Hungary

D&T
Aug 24, 2023

The European Commission (EC) has approved ‘Borzag pálinka’ from Hungary as a new protected geographical indication (PGI). According to and EC statement, ‘Borzag pálinka’ is a brandy made from elderberries in the Nógrád region in N Hungary. It is characterized by sweet aromas (chocolate, fruit and honey), spicy notes and possibly herbaceous notes (mint, green […]

Hungary, an Important Wild Game Meat Exporter

D&T
Jul 18, 2023

Hungary is one of the largest exporters of game meat in Europe, according to a publication on the domestic market and consumption of game meat published by the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture (NAK). Almost 90% of the 3,800 tons of the product processed in Hungary every year is exported abroad, mainly to Germany and Italy, […]

Hungarian Pigeon Meat to be Exported to the Far East

D&T
Jul 15, 2023

A high-tech slaughterhouse and processing plant is being built in Görbeháza, NE Hungary. It is crucial for the fulfilment of the agreement signed with Singapore in April and Japan in May this year for the export of large quantities of Hungarian pigeon meat. According to a statement from the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture, this will […]

No Drought Threat in Hungary for the Time Being

D&T
Apr 24, 2023

Only the soil surface is dry in some areas of the south-eastern part of Hungary, thus, there is no threat drought in for the time being the country, according to a summary published on the website of the FruitVeb Hungarian Fruit and Vegetable Interbranch Organization and Product Council on Monday. The water supply of the […]

FirstFarms Hungary Inaugurates Pig Farms

D&T
Apr 21, 2023

Two new pig farms by Danish-owned FirstFarms Hungary Ltd. were inaugurated on Friday in Telekgerendás and Pusztaföldvár, both in Békés county, SE Hungary. Over 30% of the HUF eight billion investment cost was covered by Hungarian taxpayers through a government decision on state aid. The investment will create 20-30 new jobs in the region. The […]

Spring Frosts: Fewer Apricots and Peaches This Year

D&T
Apr 4, 2023

Fewer apricots and peaches may be harvested this year due to spring frosts, especially of the early varieties that can be harvested in June, FruitVeb Hungarian Fruit and Vegetable Interbranch Organization and Product Council said in a summary published on its website on Tuesday. The arctic cold snap on March 15 has not yet caused […]

Hungrana Receives Prestigious Award

D&T
Mar 3, 2023

One of the largest corn processing companies in Hungary, Hungrana Ltd., has won two awards at the SAP Quality Awards for the countries of the Central and Eastern European region, the company has announced. In the competition for digitalization business development, where projects were submitted by 16 countries, Hungrana was awarded the Grand Winner and […]

FruitVeB: Abundant Rainfall Good for Apple Orchards

D&T
Jan 24, 2023

Although it is impossible to estimate this year's crop prospects, the abundant autumn-winter rainfall has certainly been good for apple orchards, the Hungarian Interbranch Fruit and Vegetable Organization and Product Council FruitVeB told MTI on Tuesday. Although neither the mild winter nor the unpredictable spring favors apple production, the rain-saturated soil helps fruit trees to […]

Agriculture: Innovation and Digital Development

D&T
Jan 3, 2023

The agricultural sector is receptive to innovation and digital development, but farmers tend to be cautious in their use of these technologies, according to K&H Bank's innovation-based agricultural research told. In the research the results of which were sent to the state news agency MTI on Tuesday, the decision-makers responsible for innovation issues of 360 […]

Less Corn Could Arrive in Hungary in 2023

D&T
Dec 31, 2022

As Ukraine expects to have a smaller harvest next year than this year, Hungary will probably be able to import less from its northeastern neighbor. Ukraine's corn harvest could fall by almost half, from 41.9 million tons in 2021 to 22-23 million tons in 2022. The Russian invasion prevented the harvesting of grain in some […]

Increasing Garlic Production in Hungary

D&T
Nov 24, 2022

Last year, 5,611 tons of garlic were harvested from 829 hectares in Hungary, 8% more than the previous year, according to a summary by the Hungarian Agricultural Economics Institute (AKI). This year, the head size of garlic has become smaller due to drought, but the quality of the harvest is good. According to Central Statistical […]

Agricultural Producer Price Inflation Up Significantly

D&T
Nov 12, 2022

Agricultural producer prices were on average 61.0% higher in September than a year earlier, with the rate of increase jumping by 8.1 percentage points after 2.2 percentage points in August, according to the latest data released by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) . The purchase price of live animals was 69.2% higher than in […]

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