Tour B5, 30 June: Tour leaders: Stig Oddershede, Communications Manager, DLF Seeds A/S Aage Krogsdam, Journalist, globetrotter, participant in more than 25 IFAJ congresses, chairman of the IFAJcongress organising com- mittee in Denmark in 1999 Community outreach, malt, beer and whisky Go-gris walks the extra mile Danish farmers currently employ less than three per cent of the Danish work- force. More than 60 per cent of the Danish landscape is farmland. Agricultural employers must know how to communicate with the outside world. The three owners behind the farm Go-gris near Horsens are very aware of the necessity of community outreach. They walk the extra mile to create good relationships with their neighbors and others who are interested in modern agriculture. The owners have an informative website and post fun facts and useful news on Facebook, and open the doors to their farm for kindergartens, schools and other groups. The farm includes 980 ha arable land with grass seed, cereals 18 and canola. 1,000 sows deliver 32,000 piglets for sale to other farms. Biggest malt producer in the world’s biggest malt-exporting country 15 per cent of the Danish agricultural area is used for barley malt and Den- mark is one of the world’s biggest exporter of this essential ingredient for beer and whisky production. The exports equal 16 percent of the total European production. . The Sophus Fuglsang Export Maltfabrik A/S in Haderslev is the largest malting operation in Denmark. In 2017, the family-owned company became certified as a producer of organic malt and also produces whisky malt for distilleries. The Danish coastal climate provides ideal conditions for producing malt of the highest quality. The malt factory exports about 75% of its annual production of 150,000 tons. ***** This tour will also take us to the National Agricultural Show 2022 (Landsskuet) in Herning in the afternoon, where the other tours will join us for the rest of the day’s programme. You can read more in the foreword of this pamphlet. Open farm. Making malt. After the above-mentioned visits we will continue to the annual farm fair Landsskuet in Herning. See page 14.
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