Sustainability – Animal welfare

It is part of our self-image that we, as a service provider for food producers throughout Germany, are considered a fair and reliable partner for all our customers. The fact that we place the welfare of the animals entrusted to us at the centre of our efforts is not due to the spirit of the times or the legislator, but has been the basis for our good reputation and success in the industry since our company was founded in 1969.

More space

We rely on higher square meters on the truck per animal during transport than the standard livestock trailers.

fog showers...

...on the newest vehicles, so that animals also feel well in the warm summer months.

shadow parking...

...with wind vents for driver changes at your own location.

Automatic feeding... the transshipment points at the site, so that the animals can eat and drink even during this time.

closed-circuit television... the stables for optimal round-the-clock care of the animals.

Soft rubber mats... the individual pens so that the animals can lie conformably.


...with several slaughterhouses for short transport distances.

staff training... dealing with animals.

Our measures for animal welfare at a glance:

We take our responsibility for the creature so seriously that the Venneker Group developed its own guidelines for gentle and considerate animal transport for itself early on. Large, bright, clean and well-ventilated boxes at our location are just as much a part of this as unlimited access to water and high-quality feed via an automatic feeding system. Our stalls are covered with soft rubber mats and are monitored by camera from a control centre to ensure that the animals are looked after around the clock. Our trucks are technically state-of-the-art. In the latest generation of our trucks we have installed fog showers for the animals so that they feel comfortable even in summer. We pay meticulous attention to cleanliness and provide the animals with a secure footing during the journey, while at the same time providing more space per animal than prescribed. At our location we have provided well-ventilated shadow parking spaces so that the animals are not in the sun during the change of drivers.

But the most important factor for animal welfare in our industry is the human being: well-trained, experienced and competent professional drivers ensure stress-free loading and safe transport of feeders, calves, piglets and pigs at Venneker. We are grateful that our employees fully support our demands for animal welfare and animal health!
We are aware that we work in the area of conflict between nature and animal protection on the one hand and the food needs of people on the other. The Venneker Group takes criticism seriously, respects political demands and is grateful for practicable proposals that help us to make animal welfare even fairer.

Do you have further questions? We would be happy to inform you about our sustainability.
We are grateful for practicable suggestions that help us to make animal welfare even fairer.