EIP Project Database

Find EIP-AGRI projects in Germany

You can find projects by searching for:

  • "Suchbegriff" = Search item, like "pig", "animal welfare" or "climate" ...
  • "Bundesland" = Federal states in Germany, you can also have a look on the map on the bottom of this page
  • "Projektstatus" - "laufend" oder "abgeschlossen" = ongoing or completed status
  • "Schlüsselwörter" = key words
  • "Starttermin" = project start


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Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State

Lower Saxony and Bremen


Calenberger Straße 2
30169 Hannover

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title


Project description

Lower Saxony ist one of the biggest producers of poultry in Germany. Mainly in the west poultry keeping is very important. Poultry keeping is done exclusively on highly specialized farms. The used turkey-hybrids are very challenging in feed and management. Besides these specialized farms there are also lots of smaller, diverse stuctured farms in Lower Saxony, which are often managed organically. For these farms turkey-keeping is not an option at the moment. Organic turkey-keeping is only realized on a very small scale, because the common races are too challenging for organic husbandry conditions. Alternative races are also not suitable, especially relating to hygienic conditions. Aim of this project is to find an crossbreed turkey by using on the market existing turkey-genetics an old turkey-races. The robust-turkey should be healthy, robust and usable for extensive husbandry conditions. The slaughter-weight should be 4 to 6 kg so that the turkeys can be sold in direct marketing. Beside this upbringing by hand ore by nurse-turkey should be compared.

Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Farming practice/activity
  • Animal husbandry

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

Kompetenzzentrum Ökolandbau Niedersachsen GmbH
Bahnhofstraße 15 b
27374 Visselhövede

Phone: 04262/959369

Email: s.kuschnereit@oeko-komp.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer

Begin of project


Project status


Total budget applied for in EUR




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