Antje Eckel, the owner of Dr Eckel GmbH, has been awarded "Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year.” The "agrarzeitung" annually honors individuals who have shaped their companies and the agricultural sector with their innovative, forward-thinking actions.

The award was presented on Nov. 8, at the start of the Agritechnica in Hanover. The jury honored the Eckel for her creativity, entrepreneurial skills, vision and commitment to agriculture. She is considered by experts to be a pioneer of innovative feed additives.


The jury commended Dr Eckel GmbH for being a company that is constantly developing innovations for the international animal nutrition market. The founder and CEO of Dr Eckel GmbH replaced antibiotic growth promoters early on, and its innovative approach is the industry standard today. Despite fierce competition, the company has been able to maintain its market position and continue strong growth.