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ADT - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Tierzüchter e.V.
Head Office: Adenauerallee 174 • 53113 Bonn • Germany
EU liaision office: Rue du Luxembourg 47-51 • 1050 Brussels • Belgium

- Member organisations

The following organisations are full members of ADT:

Bundesverband Rind und Schwein (BRS)
(German Livestock Association)

Bundesverband Rind und Schwein (BRS)

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.

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Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung (FN)

The Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung, known as the FN for short (from 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.

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Deutscher Galopp


Deutscher Galopp e.V. (formerly known as Direktorium für Vollblutzucht und -rennen) is the German umbrella association for breeding and racing of thoroughbreds. Its tasks include promoting thoroughbred breeding and supervising racing in Germany. It is recognised as a breed society according to the European Animal Breeding Regulation. As the highest administrative centre for the breeding of thoroughbred horses and for horse-racing in Germany, Deutscher Galopp is defending the interests of its members at national, European and international level.

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Zentralverband der Deutschen Geflügelwirtschaft (ZDG)
(Umbrella Organization of German Poultry Production)

As a professional umbrella organisation, the Zentralverband der Deutschen Geflügelwirtschaft e.V. (ZDG) represents the interests of the German poultry industry at national and EU level with regard to political and official as well as professional organisations, the general public and other countries. Its 8,000 or so members are organised into national and regional associations.
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 Schweineproduktion is the official mouthpiece of the ZDG and its affiliated national and regional organisations.

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Vereinigung Deutscher Landesschafzuchtverbände e. V. (VDL)
(German Sheep Breeders Organisation)

Together with its member associations, the Vereinigung Deutscher Landesschafzuchtverbände (VDL) is the contact point for all topics and questions concerning sheep breeding and farming and products in the sheep industry, not only for sheep farmers, but also for consumers interested in sheep farming. More than 40 breeds of sheep are farmed and bred in Germany.

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Bundesverband Deutscher Ziegenzüchter e. V. (BDZ)
(German Goat Breeders Organisation)

The Bundesverband Deutscher Ziegenzüchter e.V. (BDZ) is the national and international body representing interests in the field of goat breeding and farming and the production, processing and marketing of goat’s milk. The association organises national shows and is concerned with promoting and supporting breeds of goat threatened by extinction.

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The following organisations are associate members of ADT:

Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e. V. (DLG)
(German Agricultural Society)

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With over 17,000 members, the German Agricultural Society (DLG) is one of the leading organisations of the German agro-alimentary industry. The basis and goal of the DLG is the promotion of scientific and technical progress. To do so, it translates its scientific findings into practice. The DLG is a specialist organisation that is open to all, and is politically and financially independent. It maintains a worldwide exchange of knowledge with leading international practitioners and other specialist organisations.

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Vereinigte Tierversicherung a. G. (VTV)

The Vereinigte Tierversicherung Gesellschaft a.G. is the oldest company of the R+V insurance group and the European market leader in animal insurance. It offers live animal insurance and transport insurance for horses and agricultural working animals as well as loss-of-profits insurance for the production of cattle, pigs and poultry.

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GGI Spermex GmbH

GGI Spermex

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!

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Messe Berlin GmbH

Messe Berlin GmbH is a service company which organises and implements regional, national and international trade fairs, exhibitions and conferences as well as other events. With its international programme of trade fairs and more than 80 of its own events and guest events hosted beneath the Berlin Radio Tower, Messe Berlin ranks as one of the world's top ten exhibition companies. The trade show and convention industry is a key economic factor in the Berlin-Brandenburg area.

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ADT Project Consulting GmbH

ADT Project Consulting

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.

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Caisley International GmbH

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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.

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Green Week 2024: Successful global dialogue platform for politics and the industry
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From 19 to 28 January 2024, the Grüne Woche turned the Berlin exhibition grounds into the number one dialogue platform for politics and the industry. This year, the leading international trade fair for agriculture, food and horticulture was dominated by the national farmer protests. Chancellor of Germany Scholz, eight federal ministers and numerous politicians took the opportunity to engage in direct dialogue with representatives from agriculture and food. Another focus was on international food security, the future of agriculture, culinary trends and sustainable innovations. Around 275,000 visitors attended the Grüne Woche.
You can find more information here.

ADT Project Consulting GmbH
ADT Project Consulting

The ADT Project Consulting GmbH 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 has been working for governments, public institutions as well as for enterprises and organisations of agriculture and food industry in more than 50 countries.

European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA)
The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) was established in 2005 with the mission of promoting the responsible use of medicines in animals in the EU. In November 2008, it has published a Best - practice framework for the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals in the EU. >>>