Global Dairy Farmers is a network where progressive dairy farmers and other key dairy stakeholders like to build, but also like to challenge the dairy sector as a whole. During this seminar you will get a glimpse of what that means. First of all, we will give you an overview of global developments in the dairy sector and then zoom in what that means for the entrepreneurs at the farm. We continue by providing you information and hands-on advice on different aspects on how to build your farm, now and in the future. Our presenters are all experts in their field.

Not only do they like to share their knowledge but they are also keen to challenge themselves as well as our farmers. Great discussions, inspirational food for thought. This seminar will provide you with practical tips and visionary ideas from both dairy farmers as well as the dairy stakeholders. A great ‘blueprint’ for building your best farm.

Date: May 31, 2022
Time: 10:30 – 16:00 hrs
Location: Jaarbeurs Exhibition centre | Room – Mission 1

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10:00 – 10:30 
Welcome Coffee/tea

10:30 – 10:40 
Welcome and Introduction to “Build My Dairy Farm”, by Ad van Velde, President Global Dairy Farmers and Dairy Farmer

10:40 – 11:20 
From Global to local: feed and food trends in the dairy market, Richard Scheper, Analyst Food & Agriculture, Rabobank

11:20 – 12:00 
Practical weight monitoring of calves, Berthold Koops, Head of Sales, Holm & Laue

12:00 – 12:45 
Break (lunch)

12:45 – 13:20 
What problem did you experience with importing breeding cows?, Hoite Schaap, Sales, Firma Schaap Agro Holland

13:20 – 14:00 
Being a livestock farmer: how to build your image, Annechien ten Have, Pig, Crop & Biogasplant Farmer, Hamletz

14:00 – 14:20 
Coffee/tea break

14:20 – 15:00 
Entrepreneurship and collaboration: Processing at the farm, Niels Oostdam, Dairy Farmer, Dairy Farm Oostdam – Mijn Melk

15:00 – 15:40 
Farming for generations, Cees Jan Hollander, Global Farming Expertise Manager, Danone

15:40 – 16:00 Recap and Closure on “Build My Dairy Farm”, by Ad van Velde, President Global Dairy Farmers