Introduction of the HARANGOD-MAG Group
Comprised of 9 member companies, the HARANGOD-MAG Group operates in Central Europe, in the north-east region of Hungary. Activities of the group include the production of arable crops, animals, and fruits, as well as capacities for primary processing of these products (dryers, storage facilities, slaughterhouses and meat processing plants, cold storage). The most significant sector is the production of arable crops, which is performed on an area of 4,000 hectares. The most important crops are cereals (wheat, barley, oats), oilseeds (rapeseed, sunflower), fodder crops (maize, sorghum, alfalfa, grass), as well as vegetables (sweetcorn, green peas). Out of these fields, an area of 600 hectare can be irrigated. The group has a modern drying equipment with a total capacity of 440 tons/day and it has a crop store capacity of 15,000 tons. Total horticultural area is approximately 200 hectares (cherry, sour cherry, apricot, pear, apple, plum, and grape are produced); the majority of the plantations are fitted with a drip irrigation system, and the production is based on environmentally sound, intensive agro-technology. Horticultural activity is also served by a cool storage with an estimated capacity of 2.500 tons.
In the area of animal husbandry the Group breeds large-size beef cattle (Charolais: 600, Limousin: 400) and native Hungarian animals, such as Mangalica pigs (4.000). A modern slaughterhouse and a meat processing plant, has been built to process our own Mangalica, cattle, and grey cattle stocks raw materials. This slaughterhouse was completed in 2015. In the plant, which has an EC identification number, we produce artisan-type, excellent quality, and home-made style Mangalica, cattle meat products and product line(s) with this unique taste and sell them in both domestic and export markets. Capacity of the plant is 10,000 pigs per year and 600 cattle per year, while production capacity of meat products is 600 tons per year.
Breeding of Mangalica pigs started in 2003, and the livestock includes all three colour types (red, blond and swallow-bellied). Mangalica, or the so-called “Hungarian pig,” has been considered as a Hungaricum (national treasure) since 2004 and due to the fact that its fodder is free of gene-manipulated plants, Mangalica meat is guaranteed to be GMO-free. Compared to white pigs, slower growth of these pigs offers better physiological effects and a better taste.