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24 July 2021
View news from Netherlands East Africa's first food-systems living lab opens
Wageningen University & Research and its African partners are have opened living labs across East Africa to bolster sustainable innovations in the food system....
20 July 2021
View news from Netherlands Taxes that are returned to livestock farmers may hold the key to sustainable agriculture
Under the right conditions, income from taxes on meat products that is returned to livestock farmers by the government can make the livestock farming sector more sustainable, according to a new study from Wageningen University....
12 July 2021
View news from Netherlands Seaweed as a methane inhibitor is not free of risks
Cows exhale the strong greenhouse gas methane. One of the possible ways to limit methane emissions from cows is by feeding them the seaweed Asparagopsis taxiformis. ...
07 July 2021
View news from Netherlands How can farmers track emissions from an open barn?
Much effort is being made within the Dutch livestock sector to reduce ammonia and methane emissions. But, how do you measure these emissions? How do we know what the current concentrations are? And, even more to the point, how can you measure emissions...
06 July 2021
View news from Netherlands Short nutrient cycles are not automatically more sustainable, says new research
Establishing the sustainability of nutrient cycles in agriculture is nuanced and complex - it can't be reduced to truisms like "smaller is better". ...
04 June 2021
View news from Netherlands Mealworm protein proves as beneficial as milk protein in new research
Insect proteins offer the best of both worlds: extremely sustainable and great quality protein, according to a Maastricht University study. ...
27 April 2021
View news from Netherlands Wageningen University to create global animal production database
Wageningen University is leading a new initiative to create global online database with animal production data from all over the world as to better understand the role of animals in sustainable food systems. ...
16 April 2021
View news from Netherlands Michelin-rated chef's $20 takeaway burger a hit in Amsterdam
The Waldorf Astoria hotel in Amsterdam, with a two Michelin star chef and rooms starting at $700, initially balked at the idea of offering burgers for delivery. Then reality hit....
18 February 2021
View news from Netherlands “Brexit” companies continue to shift to the Netherlands as uncertainty persists
A flow of businesses moving to the Netherlands because of Brexit remained strong in 2020, even though foreign investment fell by a quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic hit....
09 February 2021
View news from Netherlands Sorghum crop harvested for feed trial at Dairy Campus
The sorghum variety STH18119 was harvested and ensilaged on September 25. The sorghum silage is intended for a feed trial with dairy cows at Dairy Campus....
01 February 2021
View news from Netherlands Experts explain how we can prioritise farm animal welfare post-Brexit
A webinar hosted by the Royal Agriculture University and Embassy of the Netherlands has explored the priorities, best practices and policy options for safeguarding farm animal welfare. ...
26 January 2021
View news from Netherlands Step closer to new measurement system for carbon sequestration in dairy
Researchers from Wageningen University & Research (WUR), in collaboration with FrieslandCampina, have developed options for a monitoring system that determines how much CO2 dairy farmers are storing in their soil....
16 November 2020
View news from Netherlands Less energy for cows after leaving out the dry period is beneficial for fertility
Lowering the energy level in the ration at the beginning of lactation in cows that have not been dry improves fertility. ...
23 October 2020
View news from Netherlands Dairy farms in The Netherlands will decrease by 33% by 2030
In the next ten years, the number of dairy farms in the Netherlands will decrease by 33%, from 16,000 in 2018 to approximately 10,600 in 2030. ...
03 August 2020
View news from Netherlands Big data used to study cattle resilience and efficiency
The international project GenTORE focuses on developing innovative tools for genetic selection and management to optimize the resilience and efficiency of livestock. (Sensor) data is collected for this research in the stables of Dairy Campus. ...
View news from Netherlands Not all inbreeding is depressing
Inbreeding may decrease the performance of cows, a phenomenon known as inbreeding depression. ...
View news from Netherlands Making dairy farming more sustainable by using residual flows from insect production
Scientists from Wageningen University & Research will investigate whether residual flows from insect production can be used to reduce nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions in dairy farming. The 'Flying Cow' project is a preliminary study and will be carried...
20 March 2020
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina joins forces to reduce emission from cows
NETHERLANDS - From cow feed to chocolate, the chain of companies in that process want to reduce greenhouse gases. Chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer Barry Callebaut and dairy company FrieslandCampina both strive to be carbon neutral and team up...
05 March 2020
View news from Netherlands New advancements for young animal nutrition on display in Amsterdam
The Young Animal Nutrition Summit was held on 3 to 4 March in Amsterdam...
11 February 2020
View news from Netherlands Connecterra teams up with Lely on data sharing
Connecterra has signed a data-sharing agreement with Lely, a robots and data systems compant. Unlocking data from Lely’s T4C (Time for Cows) into Connecterra’s IDA platform will push for a more connected dairy industry that supports farmers in their...
23 December 2019
View news from Netherlands More FrieslandCampina Dairy Farms Let Cows Graze
NETHERLANDS - The number of dairy farmers letting their cows out into the meadows has grown for the fifth year in a row. ...
19 November 2019
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Sells Majority Stake in CSK
NETHERLANDS - Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is selling its majority shareholding of 82.3 percent in provider Royal CSK Food Enrichment CV to the Royal DSM NV, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. Other shareholders...
25 June 2019
View news from Netherlands Growing Number of Farmers Equals Higher Level of Animal Welfare, Climate and Nature
NETHERLANDS - Since mid-December 2018, the moment that the first Campina milk and yoghurt cartons carrying the broad, independent 'On the way to PlanetProof' sustainability quality mark were introduced in the refrigerated section, the quality mark has...
16 April 2019
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Finishes Third in Dutch Reputation Ranking List 2019
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has risen from fourth to third place in the prestigious reputation ranking of the Reputation Institute, a leading international research platform. Philips ranked first for the twelfth time in a row, followed by ASML. Heineken...
29 March 2019
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina's Member Council Approves 2018 Annual Reports
NETHERLANDS - The Member Council of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina UA yesterday adopted the annual reports of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina UA for the year 2018....
28 March 2019
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Supports World's Largest Maritime Biofuel Pilot
NETHERLANDS - A large Triple-E container ship is to soon sail 25,000 nautical miles from Rotterdam to Shanghai on biofuel blends alone. This is one of the world’s first pilots of this magnitude, saving 1,500 tons of CO2 and 20,000 kg of sulfur. FrieslandCampina...
15 March 2019
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Signs up for Ellen MacArthur’s Plastic Commitment
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has signed The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. ...
11 March 2019
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Exploring Options to Build Sustainable Dairy Processing Plant
NETHERLANDS - Global dairy producer Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is exploring options to build a sustainable and innovative dairy processing plant in the Netherlands....
 
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