The German poultry industry has become a shareholder of 'German Meat," an organization that already promotes German pork and beef exports.
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Poultry Industry Joins Export Marketing Organization
Poultry and Products
Leif Erik Rehder
The German poultry industry has become a shareholder of 'German Meat," an organization that already
promotes German pork and beef exports. By participating in German Meat, the poultry industry hopes
to capitalize on export opportunities in overseas markets overseas like Russia, Ukraine and the Far East.
The German Association of Poultry Slaughterhouses (BVG) in Germany has become a shareholder in
German Meat, the German meat industry’s joint export promotion organization. “The German poultry
industry has great potential for the export of its products”, explained BVG chairman Gerhard Wagner.
He added that BVG wanted to seize these opportunities together with other meat companies through the
support of German Meat.
Official logo for German Meat
Egbert Klokkers, the chairman of the German Meat Advisory Board commented that the association’s
projects are contributing to strengthen the presence and image of the German meat industry on world
markets. Klokkers added that recent projects have shown the great interest in high quality German
poultry and that this sales potential can now be realized.
German Meat brings together companies and organizations from all levels of meat processing, from
growers through to slaughter and processing. The aim of German Meat is to promote the export of
products made by the German meat industry. The shareholders in German Meat besides BVG are the
German Meat Industry Association (VDF), the German Farmers' Association (DBV) and, the Meat
Processors Federation (BVDF). Information about the funding of German Meat is not public. German
Meat has no official overseas offices but works through a network of agents/contractors in foreign