Our Story

Piglets have been bred on the Ahlers family farm in the heart of Germany’s Wildeshauser Geest region since 1500. Now in our 13th generation, we embrace our responsibility – for our animals and for the environment.

Philosophy
and vision

Our own standards make us special. Geestferkel works specifically on a pathogen-free basis and in adherence to the highest health standards. This should also remain the case going forward. That is why we attach great importance to using the most modern pen technology, participate in an Animal Welfare Programme and constantly develop our company with a spirit of innovation. In order to achieve this, we rely on cohesion. That’s because: Successful agriculture only works as a team – tackle the problem, get involved and shed light on your own strengths.

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households in Germany are supplied with meat from Geest piglets

Our milestones

1500

First documented mention of the farm in Düngstrup

1995

Swine fever in Düngstrup and conversion of the pig pens

1999

New sow pen in Düngstrup

2000

Construction of a biogas plant in Düngstrup

2006

Construction of two biogas plants in Neudorf and expansion in Düngstrup

2010

Conversion to 52.000 laying hen spaces as part of a barn egg management setup

2011

Construction of a biogas plant in Wüstenhöfen

2012

Expansion of the biogas plant in Neudorf by 2 x 530 kW and 1350m3 raw gas sales
Construction of the silo plate for 60,000t maise, 2 slurry pits for 36,000t

2013

Farm ownership passed on to Jörn Ahlers with 100 ha of arable land

2015

Takeover of the sow pen facility in Passow

2016

Construction of a piglet rearing pen in Wildeshausen

2017

Takeover and renovation of the sow pen facility in Groß Roge

2018

Takeover of the propagation farm in Kletzke

2019

Sale of the laying hen barns and takeover and renovation of the sow pen facilities in Schwasdorf, Kusey, Sanne and Orpensdorf

2020

Takeover of sow pen facility Görmin + biomethane plant Neudorf

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