Value-added farming – German-style

This south German hog farmer is making more money turning manure in to biogas, heat and pelleted compost than he is producing pigs


People say it’s a sign of the time in European livestock farming that chronically low margins are forcing farmers to look for added-value opportunities. That’s the reason why farm gate stores and snack bars are sprouting along just about every main road.

Better Farming - October 2011