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The VanDrie Group talks to: Aldrik Gierveld

Director of European Agricultural and Fisheries Policy and Food Safety, and Deputy Director-General for Agriculture and Nature at the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Aldrik Gierveld gave us an interview... More


Risk management: an integral part of the VanDrie Group’s policy

The VanDrie Group does business internationally, which entails certain risks. We regularly analyze the risks that can arise within our commercial chain. After all, risk management forms a core part of our policy. It determines... More


The VanDrie Group talks to: Louise Fresco

Agricultural and food expert, Chair of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, Louise O, Fresco gave us an interview for our report about Coporate Social Responsibility. More


A look at our supply chain: supply chain coordinator

The VanDrie Group is a supply chain coordinator. This means that the company owns all parts of production.  More


First Dutch veal on its way to China

After more than 17 years of negotiating, the Chinese market is finally open to Dutch veal More


Veal industry fits well into circular agriculture

At the beginning of September, Carola Schouten, the Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, published her vision for agriculture in the future. In the future vision ‘Agriculture, nature and food: valuable and... More


Focus on the chain: sustainable calfskins

Our Oukro subsidiary in Apeldoorn processes around 1.5 million calfskins each year, which come primarily from our own slaughterhouses. Oukro handles the initial calfskin processing. Its customers then process the skins further.... 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


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: 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


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


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


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


21-09-17

Calfskin processor Oukro makes sustainability progress

Oukro is installing 1,578 solar panels and will have one of the largest roof mounted systems in the Netherlands. More


18-09-17

Fit Calf (Vitaal Kalf): a new quality system for the Dutch veal farming sector

Since 2017, the Dutch veal farming sector has been using a new quality system: Fit Calf (Vitaal Kalf). This system serves to replace the old IKB Veal chain system. More


24-08-17

Chain management: the foundation of success

The VanDrie Group is the global market leader in the field of veal, (calf) feed and calfskins. But this leading position didn’t just fall into their laps. Chain management within the VanDrie Group is the foundation of its... More


24-08-17

The VanDrie Group renews its CSR policy

Since 2006, the VanDrie Group has actively published the results of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy. A decade later, that policy is as solid as a rock. But this global market leader in the field of veal, (calf) feed... More


07-07-17

The VanDrie Group welcomes trade agreement with Japan.

EU agreement with Japan provides opportunities for veal sales. More


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