Farmers and gamekeepers work side-by-side when it comes to maintaining and preserving the cultural landscape. The work is extensive – reducing wildlife damage, saving fawns from the harvest, preventing animal diseases and planting beds of flowers for biodiversity are just a few areas of responsibility. As a premium partner, Fendt has been supporting the work of the DJV since the end of 2018.
"Many farmers are passionate gamekeepers and many gamekeepers are Fendt customers. We have common goals like maintaining the cultural landscape," says Dr. Rob Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager AGCO EME. "Another key aspect of that – for farmers, gamekeepers and us alike – is animal protection. When it comes to livestock farming, our company AGCO is committed to the awareness that every animal is also a living being. We respect all the Earth's creatures, as do gamekeepers."
"Gamekeepers are actively involved in maintaining the cultural landscape, protecting crops from wildlife damage, promoting biodiversity but also defending from African Swine Fever (ASP). The farmers are our vital partners in this," says DJV President, Hartwig Fischer.
Chairman of the AGCO/Fendt Management Board, Peter-Josef Paffen, adds, "Gamekeepers are confronted with constant changes in the cultural landscape and that involves adapting the surrounding habitat. They do that by working very closely with the farming world to take on preparatory measures for crops such as saving fawns, seed measures and so on. That's why Fendt is also a premium partner of the DJV."