PORK — it’s a global business. No matter the size or location of your hog operation, the name of the game is to sell pounds of pork. The good news is the world loves pork. As the most consumed animal protein, people are selecting pork 40% of the time.
Twenty-seven pork producers owning 8.22 million sows can claim the title of Global Mega Producers for 2017. The Mega Global Producers are as diverse as their geographic location.
Today we get acquainted with – Costa Group – a global MEGA producer headquartered in Spain
Costa Group is a leading Spanish family-owned agri-food group founded in 1966.
Costa Group develops the integral process of pigs, from the production of animal feed, management of the integration, slaughtering, cutting and commercialization of product, maintaining a close relationship between the agents involved in its value chain and promoting long term collaboration. On this way, it manages to maintain the high standards of quality and traceability of its production.
Costa Group has advanced in the diversification of its business, with acquisitions in the wine sector and hotels. For years, it has maintained companies in the sector of phytosanitary and renewable energies.
Activities: feed manufacturing, packing plants, animal production, veterinary and transportation; animal slaughterhouse and pork cutting plant.
In 2016 and 2017 Costa Group decided to go into the meat business in order to integrated the whole chain (they called Integrated circular process) by acquiring a slaughter/ packing plant and a pork processed meat plant (Toni Josep Meat, now called Costa Food Meat)
The more recent acquisition – Casademont – brings together a three-generation family tradition of charcuterie and the latest technology. Its origins date back to 1956 to a small producer in Girona, who made high-quality fuet dried sausages, cured and cooked hams and cold meats. Today, it is a leading company in the production of charcuterie products. They are processing traditional Mediterranean charcuterie products.
This system, has grown into what is now Costa Food Group: the second-largest pig producer in the country and one of the main animal agriculture operations in Europe.
- More than 600 associated farms that have created 1,800 jobs.
- Feed production: 4 million kg/day — 170 tonnes/hour.
- 120,000 sows.
- 2,800,000 market hogs.
Costa Group is a GLOBAL MEGA PRODUCER and the second largest Spanish swine company