Kopenhagen Fur has heightened the quality of fur skins through
years of commitment to business intelligence, where farmers and
feed producers gain access to a wide range of up-to-date
information on nutrition, genetics and pricing. Consequently, this
has also improved the profitability of the individual farms.
Fur farmers have access to a large knowledge database that can
be used for analysis to improve the production. Data across the
production chain, from breeding and feeding to final auction sale
prices is registered so the individual farmer can compare his own
figures versus overall production. Along with special computer
software that allows them to analyse which steps to take to improve
Currently, a key area of research and development is individual
feeding. Since the ability to digest and absorb feed varies from
animal to animal, individual feeding helps identify the feed
efficiency. This optimises feed consumption whilst reducing costs.
A recent breakthrough within genetic research at the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences at Åarhus University has opened up
possibilities of selecting for feed efficiency in breeding. The
model is incorporated in Kopenhagen Fur's new breeding and
management programme FurFarm Web, which is a supporting tool for
the daily work out on the farms.
Another area that benefits from modern technology is the pelting
process. Nowadays, the process is carried out by something which
proved to be much more efficient than humans. Namely
computer-operated robots. Surprisingly, these robots improve the
fur skin quality, as well as the working environment - since they
have taken on the toughest jobs on the fur farms.