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Sterke positie Nederlandse zuivel door hoge kwaliteit

Kwaliteit is dé pijler waarmee Nederlandse zuivel haar sterke positie in de wereld heeft veroverd. Dankzij die hoge kwaliteit levert de zuivelsector een belangrijke bijdrage aan de Nederlandse economie. Dat blijkt uit het rapport “Zuivel op hoog niveau”. Vandaag lanceert de Nederlandse Zuivel Organisatie (NZO) het economische rapport “Zuivel op hoog niveau”. Het rapport beschrijft … Continued

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Dutch dairy sector takes measures to meet climate targets

The Dutch Dairy Association (NZO) and the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture (LTO) take their responsibility in reducing greenhouse gases by 2030. The plan builds on earlier initiatives in making the dairy chain more sustainable. At a national multi-stakeholder agricultural Round Table the NZO and LTO submitted a plan for further reducing greenhouse gas … Continued

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Sharp growth in dairy exports in 2017

Dutch dairy exports once again saw considerable growth last year. CBS data reveals that total dairy exports grew by 1.6 billion euros to reach a total 8.9 billion euros. Germany is still the sector’s largest importer. Data from CBS and Wageningen Economic Research show that floriculture export remains in the lead at 9.1 billion euros. … Continued

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Sharp increase in grazing

The number of free-range dairy farms grew sharply this season. Data from dairy companies indicates that 80.4% of dairy farmers now practice some form of grazing on their farms. Despite the relatively high numbers of dairy farms that went out of business, the percentage of free-range farms grew stronger this year than ever before. This … Continued

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Joost van der Hoogte the new chair of NZO

The members of the Dutch Dairy Association (NZO) have named Joost van der Hoogte interim chair. He succeeds Roelof Joosten, who stepped down on December 31, 2017 after resigning from Royal FrieslandCampina. Van der Hoogte is the Director of Operations at Royal Bel Leerdammer and has been a member of NZO’s executive committee since 2011 … Continued

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Oscar Meuffels Director of the Dutch Dairy Association

The Board of the Dutch Dairy Association (NZO) has appointed Oscar Meuffels director. He will succeed Tjeerd de Groot, who joined the Dutch Lower Chamber in March this year. Oscar Meuffels (45) has worked as Manager Public Affairs at the Dutch Dairy Association since 2011. Previous to this, he held various positions at the Ministry … Continued

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Dairy farming sector already achieves phosphate reduction objective

The dairy farming sector has succeeded in decreasing the phosphate production. The intended reduction was already achieved halfway through this year. Together with the reduction of the phosphorus content in compound feed and the subsidy programme for those who stop farming, the Phosphate Reduction Plan has led to a reduction of 8.3 million kilograms, State Secretary … Continued

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