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Your innovation partner
since 1903.

At our headquarters in Lower Bavaria we are breeding Spring & Winter Barley, 2- and 6-row for malt, craft, distilling and feed use, for worldwide markets. Since 2018 we initiated a non-GMO soybean breeding program for feed and food.

Our varieties are being distributed by Saaten-Union, Florimond Desprez and many more partners worldwide. For any commercial inquiries please contact Maria Barskaia.

For further information about Ackermann please contact:

Barley Breeding
Dr. Claus Einfeldt

Soy Breeding
Dr. Elena Ripberger

Pre-Breeding and R&D Projects
Isabelle Deppé-Badasu

Product Development and Trial Seeds
Kilian Hundsrucker

International Marketing
Maria Barskaia

Commercial Seeds
Johann Retzer ppa.

General Inquiries

We welcome any applications and also offer various apprenticeships. International background is considered (B1/2 proficiency in German required). If you are interested, please apply at

Saatzucht Ackermann among the 100 most innovative small and medium-sized enterprises

Ackermann has been selected as an innovation leader among the German SMEs. The family owned company from Irlbach, Germany was awarded the TOP100-seal by Ranga Yogeshwar, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and compamedia. This year marks the 24th edition of this award. In independent process Ackermann convinced the jury particularly in the categories “Innovation Culture” and “Open Innovation”.

US Market development for malting barley varieties

The US market for craft beer with its strong growth in the recent years drives demand for European Malting Barley varieties. Not currently offered by US varieties, European types possess quality characteristics which are more suitable for high quality beers.

The EU funds made available to support this development will aim at legal counsel, the registration of plant variety rights and trademarks as well as specific marketing campaigns.

This project is supported by funds from the EFRE.

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