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The VanDrie Group goes to China with European Commissioner Hogan

The VanDrie Group is preparing the Chinese market for Dutch veal More


VanDrie Group Dutch Veal Week in Saudi Arabia

From 7 to 13 May 2018, the VanDrie Group is holding a Dutch Veal Week event in cooperation with the Dutch embassy in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia is an important growth market for the VanDrie Group. During the Dutch Veal Week, important... More


Focus on the chain; the link with dairy farming

Professionally, the veal industry can trace its roots back to the early 1960s and originates from the dairy farming industry.  More


Focus on the chain: transport

Responsible transport is a key concern for the VanDrie Group. Calves must be handled with due care and attention during transit, and not just at the veal farms.  More


The VanDrie Group looking forward to opening of Chinese market

After years of negotiation, Dutch veal may soon be exported to China. An agreement to this end will be signed by the Dutch and Chinese authorities before the summer. This is an important result from last week’s trade mission to... More


VanDrie Group congratulates Van Der Avoird Trayplant

Peter van der Avoird of Van Der Avoid Trayplant, breeder of stock material for strawberries and raspberries in Bavel (the Netherlands), was elected 2018 Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year last Thursday, 29 March. The VanDrie... More


VanDrie Group extends its operations into beef market

VanDrie Group to collaborate with Ameco cattle slaughterhouse More


Focus on the chain: calfskin processing

Our subsidiary Oukro forms an important link in our chain. Oukro is the world's largest processor of calfskins, processing approximately 1.5 million calfskins a year, most of which come from the VanDrie Group's calf... More


Focus on the chain: slaughterhouses

The VanDrie Group has six slaughterhouses in its chain. In the Netherlands, there is T. Boer & zn, Ekro and ESA. Tendriade and Sobeval are our slaughterhouses in France. VanDrie België is active in Hasselt, Belgium.  More


Quality of young calves

Veal originated as part of the commercial utilisation of by-products from dairy farming. After all, cows do not produce milk unless they give birth to a calf each year. We purchase our calves from dairy farmers once they are at... More


Our calves' feed

We do everything we can to ensure that our calves develop healthily. One of the conditions of this is that we provide them with a balanced feed package. Our calves receive calf milk and roughage. Proper nutrition promotes animal... More


VanDrie Group to celebrate fifth anniversary as GRSB member

The VanDrie Group has been a member of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) since 2013. The aim of GRSB is to make the global beef and veal chains more sustainable. The Roundtable wants production chains everywhere... More


Focus on the chain: veal farming

The VanDrie Group views veal production as a craft, in which care and respect are important values. This starts with caring for the animals. Some 1,100 dedicated veal farmers take care of our veal calves. These veal farmers... More


VanDrie Group partner of Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year

The Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year is the most prestigious award in the agricultural sector. The organisation of the awards is in the hands of Reed Business Information, publishers of specialist journals and websites such... More


VanDrie Group meets the Dutch minister of Agriculture on the International Green Week in Berlin

[Translate to English:] Bij de stand van de VanDrie Group op de IGW begroetten Henny Swinkels (Director Corporate Affairs van de VanDrie Group) en chef-kok Edgar Buhrs de Nederlandse minister van Landbouw Carola Schouten.

Berlin, January 19, 2018 - During the International Green Week, agriculture minister Carola Schouten and her German colleague Christian Schmidt met at Henny Swinkels (director corporate affairs) at the VanDrie Group stand. Chef... More


Responsible transportation of calves

Together with our stakeholders, the VanDrie Group believes it is very important that calves are handled with due care and attention. This is especially important if they have to be transported over long distances. We demand this... More


Focus on the chain: testing and lab work

Guaranteeing food safety is an important objective for the VanDrie Group. Our veal has to be safe as well as delicious.  More


Director-General from the Ministry of Agriculture visits the VanDrie Group

On Friday 15 December 2017, Marjolijn Sonnema, the Director-General for Agro and Nature at the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), paid a visit to the VanDrie Group. This working visit was made to the... More


Focus on the chain: the dairy farm

Although the dairy farm is not an integral part of our operations, it remains and important link in the chain. We purchase calves from dairy farmers that cannot be used to replace, or supplement, members of the dairy herd. We... More


Focus on the chain: calf feed production

An important link in our chain is formed by our seven calf feed businesses: Alpuro, Navobi, Schils, Tentego, Zoogamma, Kalmi Italia and Inntaler. Our companies are located in the Netherlands, Italy and Germany. For our calves,... More


Focus on the chain: buying calves

We purchase calves from dairy farmers that cannot be used to replace, or supplement, members of the dairy herd. We acquire calves once they are 14 days old, or older. The calves are purchased through our company Van Drie B.V.  More


VanDrie Group accompanies Euro Commissioner Hogan to Saudi Arabia

Led by Phil Hogan, the Euro Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, an EU trade delegation is paying an official visit to Saudi Arabia. During the trip, Henny Swinkels (Director Corporate Affairs) will represent the... More


25-10-17

Calfskin processor Oukro brings solar roof into use

With its 1,578 solar panels, Oukro has one of the largest operational roof-mounted systems in the Netherlands. More


24-10-17

The animal feed companies of VanDrie Group receive environmental certificate

The four animal feed companies of the VanDrie Group in the Netherlands recently received an environmental certificate. The companies (Alpuro, Navobi, Tentego and Schils) have been certified as compliant with the ISO 14001... More


28-09-17

The VanDrie Group partner in Oxfam Novib’s Ondernemers voor Ondernemers fund

Recently, The VanDrie Group, the global market leader in the field of veal, (calf) feed and calfskins, began supporting Oxfam Novib’s “Ondernemers voor Ondernemers” fund. In addition to realising its own objectives in the area of... More


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