Kopenhagen Fur is owned and managed by Danish Fur Breeders'
Association, a co-operative which was founded in 1930.
DFBA represents the Danish fur breeders in Denmark as well as in
EU in political affairs.
DFBA also manages a research and consulting agency, which - in
cooperation with universities and research institutes co-ordinates
and communicates developments within fur breeding. Other aspects of
health and disease control are handled centrally by the
association. Furthermore, DFBA also owns a company handling price
negotiations and joint purchasing of feed ingredients.
Kopenhagen Fur is the association's sales organisation, selling
fur skins from members as well as other suppliers. The Danish fur
breeders own Kopenhagen Fur and make up the board of directors
thereby having a decisive influence on the activities of the
The company is a cooperative society, adhering to the principle of
"one man - one vote". All fur breeders thereby have equal
influence, independent of turnover and size of business.
Kopenhagen Fur holds a prominent position within the EU, as the
sale of more than 40 per cent of the world's mink skin production
is conducted from here. Kopenhagen Fur is therefore accountable to
the EU trade regulations.