Apr 26

Reaching High Dairy Production in the Netherlands

Categories: Agriculture, Dairy Cows
Reaching High Dairy Production in the Netherlands Rens de Brouwer is a dairy farmer based in south Netherlands and he spoke with us about his vision for dairy farming

During a farmers meeting organised by Alltech and Heemskerk Dairy, Rens de Brouwer spoke about his vision for dairy farming. Rens is a young dairy farmer in the south of the Netherlands.

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Apr 26

Are You Feeding Your Cows ‘Grinded Rock’?

Categories: Agriculture, Dairy Cows
Are You Feeding Your Cows ‘Grinded Rock’? John Lamers, agriculture journalist
The milk production of our dairy cows has risen significantly. In 2012, the average production was 8,500 kgs of milk per cow per annum. The cows are able to produce such a vast amount of milk as they eat 25 kilos of feed per day, while they need less concentrate per kilo of milk.

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Apr 23

Dutch Dairy Farming v. American Style

Dutch Dairy Farming v. American Style Joris de Boer (left) tells us about his experience in dairying in both the Netherlands and USA
In the summer of 2012, Joris de Boer emigrated with his family to the Netherlands. Joris is originally Dutch but he grew up in America on a dairy farm. After gaining a lot of experience as a dairy sales manager, he then started working as a consultant. Here, Joris tells us about the main differences he's noticed between the two countries.

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Apr 18

The role of improved efficiency in reducing the impact of dairy on the environment while improving herd profitability

The role of improved efficiency in reducing the impact of dairy on the environment while improving herd profitability
The genetic revolution that has taken place over the last thirty years has resulted in the possibility of achieving average herd milk output per lactation of greater than 12,000 litres. In fact, the current world record for 365 day milk production stands at 32,000 litres from a third lactation Holstein cow in Wisconsin.

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