The following tables give an overview about all farm animals bred in Germany. With the help of sort and filter you have the chance to select breeds from the species. You can also download a table or print it.
Via the species tables you get to the detail view of the breeds. Here, Germany’s indigenous breeds are described according to the following scheme:
list of the breeders’ associations officially registered with the authorities of the Bundeslaender as well as of the species / breed umbrella organisations and breeding organisations
Origin and distribution
origin, regional focus and distribution of the breed in Germany
performance and utilisation of the breed, e.g. milk yield, daily weight gain or wool yield
phenotype of the breed, e.g. size, weight and colour
The live stock numbers of male and female herd-book animals of the breeds have been documented in TGRDEU since 1997. They are the basis for the calculation of the effective population size which serves to determine the endangerment status of the indigenous breeds.
In case there is information available, the size and the institution which keeps a cryoreserve is listed.
details on the endangerment status of a breed
- Red List of the National Committee on Animal Genetic Resources for the species horse, cattle, pig, sheep and goat
- Common list of old, indigenous and endangered poultry breeds of the Federation of German Poultry Breeders and Society for the Conservation of Old and Endangered Livestock Breeds
- European Association of Animal Production (EAAP)
- Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
link to support measures of the Bundeslaender, where applicable
further links und information