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11-03-19

Veal at the Omnivore food festival in Paris

The event for top young chefs. Since the start of Omnivore in 2003, the food festival has been the platform for the new generation of top chefs around the world and for modern cuisine. The Netherlands is the guest of honour at... More


25-01-19

Secretary-General of Dutch Ministry of Agriculture visits VanDrie Group

On Friday 25 January, Jan-Kees Goet, the Secretary-General of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), paid a visit to the VanDrie Group. Subjects that are relevant to the VanDrie Group were discussed in... More


10-01-19

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


13-12-18

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


28-11-18

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


13-11-18

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


16-10-18

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


05-10-18

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


24-09-18

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


04-05-18

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


29-03-18

VanDrie Group extends its operations into beef market

VanDrie Group to collaborate with Ameco cattle slaughterhouse More


22-03-18

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


09-02-18

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


01-02-18

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


05-01-18

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


29-12-17

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


15-12-17

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


12-12-17

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


24-11-17

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


08-11-17

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


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