State-owned forest company opens first plant for wild game products in Czechia

Photo: Jan Beneš, Czech Radio

The state-owned forest company Lesy ČR, which manages a large share of the country’s forests, is opening the very first plant in Czechia specializing in a wide variety of products made from wild game. Game lovers will be able to start ordering fresh delicacies as of this autumn.

Although Czechs are known as a nation of pork lovers, hunting remains a popular sport and the country’s extensive forests are teeming with deer, wild boar, pheasants, partridges and wood pigeons. Traditional game dishes can be found in both exclusive restaurants and out of the way country pubs.

Until now, game meat was processed on small scale and sold in select butchers’ shops and at farmers’ markets around the country. Now the state owned forest company Lesy ČR which manages 1.2 million hectares of state owned forests (45% of overall forest land) is opening the very first plant for a wide variety of wild game products in Czechia.

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Authors: Daniela Lazarová,Jan Beneš, Source:Český rozhlas