Chamber of Agriculture: rabbit meat consumption in Hungary is undeservedly low

By: STA Date: 2023. 10. 31. 09:00

Hungarians undeservedly ignore one of the healthiest sources of protein, even though rabbit meat has excellent nutritional and physiological properties; Although the dynamically developing trend of the domestic rabbit sector has been broken this year, the shortage of rabbits on the Western European markets may create an opportunity for domestic players in the sector to gain market share – it was revealed in the overview published on Monday by the National Chamber of Agrarian Economy (NAK) and the Rabbit Product Council (NTT).

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Domestic rabbit meat production has been steadily increasing in recent years, the positive trend was broken only by the difficult economic situation that arose as a result of the Russian-Ukrainian war. According to the market overview of NAK and the Nyúl Product Council, the sector achieved a remarkable result in 2022, but in 2023 the decline was even more significant than expected. The rabbit industry is also in crisis in Western Europe, they added.

In the first half of the year, Hungarian rabbit breeders reported a 20 percent drop, while French, Spanish and Italian rabbit breeders reported a 30 percent drop

NAK and NYTT believe that the shortage of rabbits for slaughter caused by the decrease in production in Western Europe can be filled by the Hungarian rabbit sector – after the necessary developments. a live rabbit was produced. Slaughterhouses process almost entirely domestically produced Hungarian rabbit, the two large slaughterhouses account for 99 percent of all Hungarian production.

Rabbit meat is easily digestible, low-fat, healthy and tasty white meat, and does not contain any allergens

Among meats, rabbit meat has the highest protein content – emphasized the summary of the overview. In order to popularize the consumption of rabbit meat in Hungary, the Nyúl Product Council and the Agrármarketing Centrum have been jointly pursuing their national campaign for years, and the aim is for as many Hungarian consumers as possible to learn about the advantages of rabbit meat and the various ways of preparing it – the announcement highlighted.


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