Fur farming

The Danish climate, with its cool summers and mild winters, is ideal for fur animals.

Replete with the resources for providing the best fresh, nutritious feed due to the availability of the ingredients such as fish. Denmark also has a longstanding tradition of animal husbandry. As a result, some fur farmers have additional types of agriculture, including other animals and crops.

In order to breed the healthiest animals in the most appropriate way, Kopenhagen Fur has made substantial investments to continually optimise the environmental conditions on fur farms.

Additionally, Danish fur farmers use the latest IT advancements regarding management, control, breeding and analysis. These tools also give the farmer the best possible overview of the genetic progress of the herd, which ultimately contributes to a higher quality fur.

A year at the farm

The mating season starts in the beginning of March, lasting about two weeks.

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Animal welfare in Danish mink farming

Danish research in fur animal welfare extends 30 years back with some of the most comprehensive documentation in livestock research in Denmark.

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WelFur certification of all European fur farms will start in 2017. As of 2020, Kopenhagen Fur will only receive mink skins and fox skins that are WelFur certified.

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Fur and responsibility

Our approach to fur farming is extremely respectful of the environment and an excellent example of a natural, renewable and sustainable resource.

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