Animal Breeding in Germany
Breeding animals from Germany enjoy a very good reputation all over the world. Apart from optimizing the genetic potential for productivity, the characteristics of health and fitness are also important considerations.
Genetic improvement of the agricultural livestock is coordinated by the breeding organizations. They have a long tradition of more than 100 years. The breeding organizations are competitive associations, cooperatives and companies for breeding and insemination. They target their breeding programs at market requirements.
The organization German Livestock e. V. was founded to support the interests of the animal breeding structures in Germany, especially in the export business. German Livestock itself is a member of the
German Export Association for Food and Agriproducts (GEFA). As a service, German Livestock arranges contacts between German exporters of breeding animals and customers abroad.