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

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.

Products

Aromas and special flavours of our premium homemade food products are unique, delicate and harmonic. These products meet health-conscious gastronomic requirements of modern age perfectly. All of our products are free of GMO.

Mangalica and mangalica ham

The Harangod-Mag Ltd. Group, – adapted to the needs of livestock breeding – provides forage crops throughout the year. Besides crops, in the summer we also feed our Mangalica pigs with green forage and pumpkin. Forage crops are traceable, and with GMO-free foraging, the mangalica meat is guaranteed to be GMO-free. Feeding is rational, our main goal is to ensure slow growth and developement of breeding animals, besides the appropriate mineral and vitamin supply.

Mangalica is a pig breed, whose meat quality became world famous. The breed established in the19th centrury, in the Carpathian-Bastin. Three varieties are known: The blonde, red, and swallow-bellied. Thanks to costumer behaviour in the middle of the last century, – prefering lean pork meat – their number was drastically reduced, and almost completely disappeared. The rescue of the last 200 animals is due to the fact that experts have found that the Spanish pig species of iberico is almost the same as the Mangalica, and its flesh has an extraordinary value. The re-cultivation started that time in Hungary. In 2004, the native Mangalica was declared a Hungarian national treasure.

The Harangod-Mag Ltd. Group is breeding Mangalica since 2003, in all three color variations. Our goal is, – along with the native maintenance of the breed – to provide the natural nourishment and nutrition conditions in which this breed is developed in, combining it with the market and consumer needs of our time. We are trying to create a traditional livestock keeping, granting free range for our Mangalica pigs. Our livestock is wide free ranged, housed in paddock systems, where they can move freely. The average number of our sows is 400.

Sows are individually placed in separated barns. Under static conditions, we provide adequate conditions -with littering- for our sows and boars, considering their heat demands. Separation occurs at 28-42 days of age. Until the 35 kg weight is reached, pig breeding continues in a group of 10-20 individuals.

After reaching the 35 kg weight, Mangalica pigs get into a large group of livestock, in a large area of dusty, littered runways. The conditions for long raising time (18 months) are guaranteed by free movement in these large areas, and by the produced forages. This way the animals develop under natural, wide free ranged conditions. Breeding technology helps the intramuscular fat in continuous and simultaneous incpororation.

The produced Mangalicas are being processed in our own meat industry, where we are producing meat products with our unique taste, and dried, matured hams. The meat quality is positively influenced by raising our Mangalicas semi-intensively and our slaughtering technology. While processing the meat, keeping the high quality of the meat is our first priority, and requries caution.

The high intramuscular fat content of the Mangalica meat is accompanied by a fine uniform distribution, the spices are more soluble in the fat and the meat does not dry out during the long ripening period. Meat contains 10% less saturated fatty acid, and 10% more unsaturated fatty acid, mineral and vitamin higher than white pig meat, and its physiology effects are positive on the human body.

Our hams are made of free-ranged Mangalica’s whole leg, using rough sea salt and air-curing them for 18-36 months, during this time they develop their characteristic flavors. The raw material base is provided by free-ranged Mangalicas, which makes the meat high quality and enjoyable. The aroma and taste of our premium craft products are unique, and perfectly match our times health conscious gastronomic expectations. You can view our products on our website at http://harangodhus.hu/#products

Origin of the meat

The raw material base of the meat processing plant: On the cattle breeding farm of Hegyalja-Bos Ltd., 600 charolais beef are available. The Harangod-Mag Ltd. produces about 4,000 pieces of mangalica, 400 pieces of limusin-type cattle. The processing plant will provide a permanent job for approximately 15 to 20 people

4000

Mangalica pig

600

Charolais cattle

400

Limousin cattle

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Our brands

Our products made of mangalica pig, beef cattle, which are sold under brand names TOKAJ VICINITAS MEAT or TOKAJ VICINITAS MANGALICA, are exclusively produced by using own bred animals that are fed with our own crop, so it is guaranteed that all of our products are free of GMO.

Contact

Contact information

You can contact us at the following contact details

Harangod – Mag Ltd.

H-3718 Megyaszó Monoki u. 1. Hungary

GPS: N 48.187643 E 21.054316

(+36) 47-350-205

harangod@t-online.hu

husuzemvezeto.harangod@gmail.com

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