Feedstuff production

AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG is a full-liner in feedstuff production. In 2017, almost 4.6 million tonnes of compound and special feed were produced in 39 feedstuff plants worldwide; in 2016, the figure stood at a good 4.5 million tonnes of feedstuff. This includes both organic feedstuff and conventional, GMO-free feedstuff. AGRAVIS aims to provide the best possible supply of feed for animals by offering substitutes that make sense both in terms of their nutrition physiology and costs.

You will find detailed information on the "use and origin of raw feed materials and grain" in the page flip book of the 4th AGRAVIS Sustainability Report


The AGRAVIS Seed Division produces, handles, stores, and trades and conducts research in seed. During this process, a distinction is made between different traded goods, such as maize and rapeseed, individual components, such as German rye grass and buckwheat, and reproducing goods, such as beans and peas.

You will find detailed information on seed components and their regions of origin in the page flip book of the 4th AGRAVIS Sustainability Report.

Agricultural centres

There are regional AGRAVIS agricultural centres wherever there is no active cooperative and business is consequently transacted directly with the farmer. The regional agricultural centres collect and trade in agricultural raw materials such as grain and oleaginous fruits.

You will find detailed information on raw material collection at AGRAVIS agricultural centres in the page flip book of the 4th AGRAVIS Sustainability Report .


AGRAVIS trades in by-products from other industries and uses these in feed production. Such by-products include old bread, biscuits, chocolate, steamed potato peelings, whey powder, vegetable fat and oils, and rapeseed and soybean meal. Overall, these by-products comprise around a third of the trade volume in the feed and agricultural products business segments at AGRAVIS.


The use of by-products is beneficial for both ecological and nutritional reasons. This is because the raw materials can be used in their entirety with all their useful ingredients and do not need to be re-introduced into the recovered substance cycle. This particularly applies to the animal feed: up to 70 per cent of by-products are used in AGRAVIS feed recipes for cattle, up to 50 per cent in feed for pigs and up to 35 per cent in feed for poultry. The percentages vary according to the nutrition physiological evaluation of the raw materials for the animal species concerned.

Energy and carbon dioxide efficiency

An energy management system according to DIN EN ISO 50001 has been implemented at most of the feedstuff plants. The aim of this management system is to systematically record energy consumption figures, energy flows and savings potential. The latter, i.e. the most efficient handling possible of energy resources and, ideally, savings on such resources, are two of the key goals of the AGRAVIS Sustainability Programme.

The reason for the constant improvement in energy consumption figures and emission levels are the individual energy efficiency measures developed and adopted in the factories, which also help to reduce CO2 emissions. The basis for these improvements is the energy management system, which is being continually further developed.

Energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions at 12 feed plants*

* This is the totalled data for the fully-consolidated AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG feedstuff plants, which are certified according to EN ISO 50001. This includes the 12 feedstuff plants in Braunschweig, Bremerhaven, Dorsten, Fürstenwalde, Hamburg, Höltinghausen, Leer, Lingen, Minden, Münster, Oldenburg and Querfurt. The Malchin plant was transferred to Ceravis in 2016 and therefore no longer forms part of reports.

Energy consumption and associated emissions have evolved as follows in AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG's central administrative buildings:

Energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in the central administrative buildings*

* This is the total data for the central administrative buildings in Münster (Industrieweg 74, Industrieweg 110) and Hanover (Plathnerstrasse 4a) plus the distribution centre and logistics warehouse for the online shop in Münster (Gustav-Stresemann-Weg 10, Gustav-Stresemann-Weg 12). In 2016, a new building extension was added to the headquarters in Münster, meaning the branch office at Robert-Bosch-Strasse 21 was no longer needed.

You will find information on the licensing of packaging materials and participation in the PAMIRA and ERDE initiatives in the page flip book of the 4th AGRAVIS Sustainability Report