Friland specialises in organic meat production and high animal welfare standards. The company was established in 1992, and since 1999 has been part of the Danish Crown Group.
Together with the Danish Animal Welfare Society, the company has developed a code of practice which ensures that the animals’ welfare and needs are met in the best possible way. Among other things, this means that our animal welfare requirements regarding Friland’s organic pigs are stricter than existing EU rules for organic pig production.

There are approx. 800 farmers supplying Friland, and they are represented on the company’s Board of Directors in proportion to the revenue of each single production  concept. As part of Danish Crown, Friland uses the group’s production and distribution facilities. All the pigs and cattles are slaughtered at Danish Crown’s modern slaughterhouses, which are authorised by the EEC and approved by US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The meat is cut and packed at Danish Crown’s cutting and retail packaging departments, which meet the highest food safety standards.

In the Danish market, Friland sells organic beef and pork under brands such as Friland Organic, Friland Free Range Pork and Friland Beef. Furthermore, we supply meat for private label products and to butcher’s shops as well as foodservice and food-processing companies.

A large proportion of Friland’s production is sold on the international market, and the company is a significant supplier of organic meat to European processing companies.