German Society for Animal Breeding

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Züchtungskunde e.V.
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The German Society for Animal Breeding in German: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Züchtungskunde e.V. (DGfZ) is a specialist association which sees itself as a link in the area of livestock science, in that brings together science, administration and practice (including intermediate areas) over all species of animal.[1][2][3]

Mission and Structure

The DGfZ was formed in 1905 as a non-profit organization with its seat in Bonn (Germany). It officially represents Germany at the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) and is thus financially sponsored by the Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (Federal Ministry for Nutrition, Agriculture and Consumer Protection)[4]

The official organ of the DGfZ is the journal Züchtungskunde (Breeding Science published by the Ulmer Verlag.[5][6][7][8] In addition, it organises symposia, lectures and workshops at which European research results are discussed and market analysis carried out.[9]

The following working groups are active:

  • the Genetic-Statistic Committee
  • the Animal Genetics Advisory Board
  • the Working Group for Foodstuffs of Animal Origin
  • the Drafting Committee and the Editorial Staff of the journal Animal Breeding

Students of animal science are supported with stipendia and financial aid. Those who have significantly contributed to the field of animal science and veterinary medicine are honoured with the

Hermann-von-Nathusius-Medal, the Adolf-Koeppe-Badge (named after Adolf Koeppe) or with honorary membership of the DGfZ.[10][11]

Previous Honorary Members

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