- Member organisations
The following organisations are full members of ADT:
The German Livestock Association (BRS) is the umbrella organization for the production of cattle and pigs in Germany. The association is based in Bonn. According to the statutes, the task of the German Livestock Association (BRS) is to promote German breeding and animal husbandry - particularly for the animal species cattle and pig. This is achieved through the development of rules and principles that require a uniform approach, through the joint representation towards policy, the authorities and other organizations at national and international level, through cooperation with science, the support of research projects in all fields of animal breeding and animal husbandry and by promoting the quality of livestock production.
Fédération Equestre Nationale), is the national association for the racing and breeding of horses in Germany. The FN is not only concerned with competition and promoting top-class sport, it is also and above all the umbrella organisation for around 760,000 members in more than 7,100 equestrian associations which perform a wide range of other equestrian tasks.
Coordinating the interests of a total of 27 breeding organisations is another extensive area of the association’s activity for which the FN breeding division is responsible.
The Direktorium für Vollblutzucht und -rennen e.V. (DVR, Association for the breeding and racing of thoroughbreds) promotes thoroughbred breeding and supervises racing in Germany. It is recognised as a breeding organisation according to the German national zootechnical legislation. It is the highest administrative centre for the breeding of thoroughbred horses and for horse-racing in Germany. Another task of DVR is to represent members' concerns at national, European and international level.
The constant intensive collaboration of all areas irrespective of the size of the operation - laying hens, chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, marketing - ensures the association works thoroughly and efficiently. Within the ZDG, common interests are combined with the partners of the poultry industry, including upstream and downstream sectors, with the aim of stabilising the competitiveness of the German poultry industry on a sustainable basis. The trade magazine
DGS - Die Geflügelwirtschaft und Schweineproduktionis the official mouthpiece of the ZDG and its affiliated national and regional organisations.
The following organisations are associate members of ADT:
Merged from the well-established German export organizations German Genetics International GmbH and SPERMEX GmbH, the GGI-SPERMEX GmbH started its operational business on July 1st 2018 and will represent 13 German breeding and A.I. organizations on the international market for cattle genetics.
Through the merger of both export organizations into the GGI-SPERMEX GmbH having its offices in Northern and Southern Germany, a company was formed that is unique internationally. GGI-SPERMEX unifies 13 members from across Germany offering experience, know-how and genetics from their areas. Having their own, strong breeding programs based on the largest registered breeding populations worldwide, the members of GGI-SPERMEX have the entire variety of cattle breeds present in Germany – on the highest level.
Bundled in a unique portfolio – consisting of the key breeds Holstein, Red Holstein, Fleckvieh and Brown Swiss and completed by more than 20 further cattle breeds, i.e. Angler, Jersey as well as several dual purpose and beef breeds – you have access to German top-class genetics through GGI-SPERMEX – from anywhere in the world!
The ADT Project Consulting is a specialised consulting enterprise, located in Bonn, Germany, that focuses on planning and implementing international agricultural, rural development and food projects. Since 1995, ADT Project Consulting has been working for governments, public institutions as well as for enterprises and organisations of agriculture and the food industry in more than 50 countries.
Caisley International is a medium-sized company based in Bocholt, Germany, which is specialized on the production of modern animal identification systems, especially ear tags. The company focuses on practically orientated product innovations and is meanwhile exporting to over one hundred countries. Different articles of livestock breeding and veterinary surgeon’s products complement the offer in the agricultural sector. For the industry, Caisley is delivering plastic parts produced by injection moulding. A further innovation was Caisley's introduction of lasers for labelling their ear tags. The company's own developments in the field of laser technology led to the evolution of the production and sale of laser labelling equipment as falling within the overall range of goods supplied by the company.