2 January 2017

Dutch dairy sector switches to sustainable soy

The Dutch dairy sector– which buys about 300,000 tons of soy per year – only buys soy that is RTRS certified. Soy that conforms to the so-called RTRS standards protects important habitats and respects human rights in its production. The sector is thus living up to the memorandum of understanding on sustainable soy, which it […]

2 January 2017

Arla wins World Dairy Innovation Award with its commitment to animal welfare and responsible use of antibiotics

Arla has been awarded Best Environmental Sustainability Initiative, at the World Dairy Innovation Awards 2016 (june 2016, London) in recognition of its commitment to animal welfare and responsible use of antibiotics. The award also acknowledges Arla’s recent selective dry cow therapy workshops for Arla farmers which focused on minimising the risk of infection in the […]

2 January 2017

Webinar Innovation in hoof health management (video)

On Tuesday 24 January 2017 our EuroDairy network enjoyed a special (live) webinar on hoof health management. This webinar was followed by appr. 200 farmers and a live audience of 50 people from the EuroDairy-network. The webinar is online now in English and Italian. This is the English version (YouTube): And this the Italian one (YouTube): […]

23 December 2016

Technical workshop Automation in grassland and fodder crop production

On the 9th of November 2016 the Netherlands Society for Grassland and Fodder Crops organised in cooperation with EuroDairy a technical workshop on Automation in grassland and fodder crop production. The workshop was chaired by Stijn Bossin, WP leader of theme socio-economic resilience and two pilot farmers presented their views on the subject. The farm […]

29 November 2016

Information website launched to review antibiotic use on farms

A new website launched by RUMA to coincide with World Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November) explains the facts about antibiotic resistance as well as consolidating scientific data and the details of the steps being taken to tackle the challenge of resistant bacteria in livestock into one place. RUMA, the agricultural and food industry alliance promotes […]