Sustainability on the farm
A look at the farm yard of our member dairy farmers
FrieslandCampina wants to lead with sustainability and we are proud of the high standards that our member dairy farmers set for a more sustainable dairy farm. What are our owners doing about sustainability at their farm and which sustainable initiatives are already in place?
Linda Groot Wassink, Project Manager Global Sustainability, will visit one of our member dairy farmers monthly to show you what sustainability at the farm yard is about.
Episode #6: Outdoor grazing
In this episode Linda visits the Krol brothers in Hengstdijk, in the province of Zeeland. They have a dairy farm with 600 dairy cows spread over two locations. They also apply outdoor grazing. But what exactly is outdoor grazing? Linda figured it out in her new vlog.
Episode #5: Meadow birds
In this episode Linda visits the Eggenkamp family in Bunschoten-Spakenburg in Utrecht. Apart from a cow farm, member dairy farmers Simone and Robert are also engaged in meadow birds management. They locate the nests, so that they can mow around them. What else do they do to create an area where meadow birds find it attractive? Check it out in the video.
Episode #4: Good care of the cows
In this episode Linda visits the dairy farm of the Kraakman family in Sint-Maartensbrug in Noord-Holland. His motto is: ‘if we take good care of the cow, the cow will take good care of us’. How does he make it as comfortable as possible for his cows? Linda figured it out in her new vlog.
Episode #3: Energy from manure
In this episode Linda visits the Van Poppel familiy in Molenschot in the province of Brabant, Netherlands. Apart from a cow farm, the family also produces green energy from manure. The energy is produced via manure mono-fermentation. Check out the video below to see how it works exactly.
Episode #2: A heated home thanks to milk
In this episode Linda visits the dairy farm of the Elshof family in Oldetrijne in the province of Friesland. Member dairy farmer Henk uses the warmth of the milk to heat his home and farm. He is off the gas network with that. But how does that work exactly? Linda checked it out.
Episode #1: Sustainability on the farm
In this episode Linda visits the dairy farm of Geert and Dineke in Holten. What are they doing about nature conservation and biodiversity and what could they tell us about special energy-saving measures at their farm?
Sustainable energy production by dairy farmersGeneration of renewable energy is typically something related to farmers. Large roof tops are well suited for solar panels.
The next step in sustainable dairyThis sustainable dairy from FrieslandCampina is the first to comply with the ‘On the way to PlanetProof’ quality mark that was recently established for dairy products.