Poultry campaign in Lithuania, Latvia:
BFO members are involved in different type of activities, one of them is chicken farming and processing. BFO representation of poultry sector in vertical supply chain expands into agriculture, food industry and trade sectors, as it unites farmers, producers and trade organisations. Considering only Lithuanian poultry sector, members of BFO such as AB “Vilniaus paukštynas”, AB “Kaišiadorių paukštynas” and UAB „Vičiūnų grupė“ are the largest producers of poultry in Lithuania.
According to the Statistics Lithuania, there were 112,8 thous. tons of fresh chicken meat and other chicken meat products (including poultry preparations) produced in Lithuania in 2015. 73,16 thous. tones of this production were sold in Lithuanian market
Based on BFO information, provided by its members, in 2015 BFO members produced 80,8 thous. tons of fresh chicken meat and other chicken meat products. This amount represented 71,6% of fresh chicken meat and other chicken products sector in Lithuania, meaning that BFO is one of the main leaders in Lithuanian market. BFO members exported 48% (37,7 thous. tons) of produced fresh chicken meat and other chicken meat products.
With the aim to provide consumers with safe and high quality poultry meat products BFO members have established and maintain the international food safety management standards, as well as, Global Standard for Food Safety, which are the basis for quality and food safety control in all production stages from the breeding flock, hatched and reared broilers to the production of chicken meat products and its delivery to the trade areas.
In 2015 48% of BFO’s produced fresh chicken meat and other chicken meat products were sold outside Lithuania. High production volumes and stable position in the market establishes BFO as an important player of poultry meat production market.In 2015 BFO sold 54,7 thous. tons (70% of total production) of produced fresh chicken meat and other chicken meat products in Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia). 74% of this amount was sold in Lithuanian market, 15% – in Latvian market and 11% – in Estonian market.
BFO members’ exports chicken meat to various countries: Baltic countries, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, UK, Ireland, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Russia, Belarus, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, Liberia. BFO members are active in all three Baltic countries, have national coverage and have developed long-lasting relationships with trade companies providing access to extensive retail network including all distribution channels: retail chains, independent stores, hotels, restaurants and cafés. All information presented above, high production volumes and stable position in the market shows that BFO is a leading player of poultry meat production in target markets.