The number of FrieslandCampina dairy farmers putting their cows out into the meadows has grown for the sixth year in a row.
The number of FrieslandCampina dairy farmers putting their cows out into the meadows has grown for the sixth year in a row. In 2020, 83.6 percent of the Dutch members of FrieslandCampina applied some form of outdoor grazing. This is an increase by 0.6 percent compared to 2019. A result to be proud of!
As many as 10,439 member dairy farms of FrieslandCampina applied outdoor grazing in the year 2020 and 125 of these decided to start outdoor grazing in 2020. With the outdoor grazing figure of 83.6% we are well above the objectives set by the sector (81.2%).
About outdoor grazing
A grazing cow is part of the traditional Dutch landscape and enjoys high appreciation from society. FrieslandCampina stimulates member dairy farmers to have their cows and young cattle graze in the meadows. The dairy farmers receive an outdoor grazing premium of 1.50 euro per 100 kg milk when their dairy cows graze in the meadows at least 120 days per year for a minimum of six hours a day. The milk of these farms is processed as meadow milk and the consumer can recognise this by the meadow milk logo on the packaging of many dairy products.
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