So that change can succeed:
Listen. Think. Do.

Make agriculture sustainable. For more than 50 years we have been dealing with animal welfare so that you as a farmer, breeder and owner can continue to be successful in the future.

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Experience and competence create trust. We have developed this competence over a long time. At the beginning of a project a meeting takes place, where we discuss your plans together.


Right from the planning stage, we ensure that everything fits. In doing so, we give ourselves by no means satisfied with standard solutions. We think long term, different, and in context. After all, it is about your stable and your success.


Everything from a single source. You can count on our dedicated and well-equipped team of specialists. They are doing their job as quickly and efficiently as possible to advise you in all your requests.

Our Expertise
For your Success

• Family business since 1969.
• More animal Health
• Best animal performance
• Optimal working processes in the barn
• Economic success

Better Ideas

Cattle Husbandry is our theme

We have been involved in species-appropriate livestock farming for over 50 years. To ensure that you as a farmer can continue to be successful in the future, you need a partner who shares your passion for species-appropriate livestock farming. Our goal: labour efficiency, profitability and animal welfare. For you as a farmer, healthy animals and optimal work processes in the barn are important in order to achieve the desired yields. Our work focuses precisely on planning and setting up your barn.
We offer you better ideas for more success in the barn with technically sophisticated and high-quality products. We have acquired this expertise over 50 years of experience. We do not only consider the many technical details for a long-lasting product, but also animal welfare and especially you as a breeder and keeper.


Our location is great!

Our hearts beat for nature because we are allowed to work in the middle of meadows and forests together with farmers. We pay attention to resource- conserving working methods and uncompromising quality, because nothing is more sustainable than longevity.

Not just talking, but doing. That has always been KRISTENS motto. The old real estate portfolio in Ollarzried has been turned into an attractive location with 7000 sqm of halls and office spaces and modern infrastructure. In the future the company is going to be self-sufficient in terms of energy with hydropower, photovoltaics and woodchips. In addition, a renaturation of the site brought back biodiversity.

cow comfort

Does cow comfort pay off?

The answer to this question is an unequivocal YES, especially for upcoming renovation or new construction projects. Because without cow comfort you can neither keep healthy high-performance cows nor achieve sufficient milk increases. In addition, the age of the cows plays a special role in economic considerations. Your animals need space, light and air. These are the decisive criteria for the productivity of dairy cows. And if the average age of the animals can be increased from two to three, four or even five lactations as a result, this means an enormous economic advantage for you. Moreover, it has been proven that cows give the most milk in the third and fourth lactation.

Cows that lie down longer use less energy and give more milk. The older a cow gets, the more important it is for the animal to get up. A cow that cannot get up well will lie down less and less as she gets older. Our solutions and products support the optimal lying down and standing up of cows. Together with stall care, this gives you the prerequisite for healthy and long-lived animals. Do not save on cow comfort. Errors in thinking and planning often lead to additional expenditure in other areas. You should rather think about the length of time you keep your animals and their health, do not forget to think about yourself and your working hours.

KRISTEN a family business

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Wilhelm Kristen GmbH + Co. KG
Mühlenweg 20, 27 – 31
87724 Ottobeuren OT Ollarzried, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)8332/936677-0
info (at)

Monday – Thursday:
7.30 – 12.30  and 13.00 – 16.30
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