Agriculture - our partners

We secure the raw material for the future through long-term cooperation with our partners from the domestic livestock industry, i.e. together with producers, producer groups, and private livestock trading companies.

As the link between agriculture and end consumers, we are reliable buyers on the one hand and efficient providers on the other.

Our strategic location at the heart of the main processing areas of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria enables short and animal-friendly delivery routes. This ensures optimal animal welfare, including by making the short transport of animals for slaughter as stress-free as possible.

The best prerequisite for quality meat

  • Short distances from producer to consumer thanks to guaranteed southern German origin
  • Animal-friendly transport with QS certificate
  • South German fattening at producers in Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg
  • South German slaughter in Ulm, Bayreuth and Ingolstadt
  • South German cutting in Ulm, Birkenfeld, Bayreuth and Ingolstadt

With a view to securing the raw material base, for quality control and for the continuous and balanced utilisation of our capacities, we primarily arrange the procurement of our slaughter animals via so-called delivery and purchase contracts.
The qualified care of delivered animals for slaughter, their stunning and slaughter with the most modern technologies under expert supervision ensures excellent animal welfare.

For beef and pork, a complete certificate of origin guarantees consumer safety. This and the fulfilment of the highest quality standards entitle us not only to use the QS certification mark, but also to participate in regional programmes "tested quality from Bavaria" and "protected geographical indication - PGI", as well as to use the Baden-Württemberg quality mark.

Raw materials programme

  • Keeping and feeding according to QS criteria
  • Participation in QS salmonella monitoring status I + II
  • Transport for fattening pigs after loading max. 4 hours
  • Recording of the origin of the piglets and "stall parameters" relevant to animal welfare during the stabling in the Ulm slaughterhouse and feedback via Qualifood database to marketers and fatteners
  • Meat quality measurement on the slaughter line using a reflection value of ≤ 70 after 45 min with a Hennessy classification device
  • Residue analysis in the slaughterhouse using a rapid test in our own laboratory
  • Regular quality monitoring in the slaughtering and cutting process up to the self-service tray with regard to drip loss, colour, pH value and conductivity
  • Closed production and value chains “SDS surcharge” under delivery and purchase contracts between the fattener and the marketer with the Müller Group