Creating a more sustainable world
“If more cows can live longer and happily, this has a huge impact on the cow’s life, farmers income and the carbon foot print of the dairy industry. After 15 years working between dairy cows in 50 countries, I see big opportunities for a better world. On the best 1% farms in the Netherlands the average cow completes 6 lactations, whilst the average dairy cow in the Netherlands reaches 3,4 lactations. And in most countries around the world the average is less than 2,5 lactations and that makes me feel bad and sad.
Too many dairy cows unnecessary suffer pain and get sick. 25 to 30% of the dairy cows are lame today. Many cows have wounds and get mastitis. There is too much stress, manure and concrete around the cow. “ Intro to whitepaper: ‘Creating a more sustainable world by treating cows better’ by Joep Driessen.
This ideological view started CowSignals Training Company. By educating the entire world, we want to reach three goals:
• More longevity en better health for cows
• More income and working pleasure for farmers
• Earn respect and appreciation from milk drinkers
Of course, not everyone has the same means to get themselves educated. That’s why CowSignals supports three organizations that do a great job helping people in less fortunate countries.
1. Agri Pro Focus
“AgriProFocus is an international network with Dutch roots that promotes and drives farmer entrepreneurship among farmers and their organizations. We believe that primary producers worldwide are the key to local economic growth and sustainable agri-food systems. Only in this way we can sustainably feed 9 billion people by 2050”.
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2. Send a cow
“The world's hungry are farming families. In Africa 70% rely on their land to feed their families and make a living. Send a Cow has not evolved like other development organizations. We’ve remained true to our roots; farmers working with farmers, speaking the same language, learning together how to make a living from the land”.
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“At SNV we believe that no-one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. Starting out in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we now work in many countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Our global team of advisors use their specialist expertise inAgriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene to contribute to solving some of the leading problems facing the world today”.
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CowSignals helps these organization in several ways. We help them financially, but also by education. Each organization can send a motivated participant to one of our open courses for free every year. Also, we provide training courses on location.
CowSignals also uses a part of her profit to fund research. For example:
• Colostrum: quality and feeding behaviour
• Lying time of cows
Support an organization and receive € 50,- discount on our video ourses
You yourself also have the opportunity to support one of the three organizations mentioned above. Buy one of our video learning courses and use one of the discount codes below while signing up. We’ll donate € 50,- to the organization of your choosing, and, because we want to reward you for your good support, you yourself will receive € 50,- discount on your video learning.
This is how it works:
1. Copy the discount code for the organization that you want to support.
2. Go to: http://www.cowsignals.com/video_courses/
3. Sign up for the video course that you want to buy
4. Fill in your details and click on ‘create account’
5. Fill in the discount code when being asked
6. Now you bought your video course with € 50,- discount and you donated € 50,- to a good cause. Thanks for your good deed!
To support Agri Pro Focus, use discount code: AGRIPROFOCUS50
To support Send a Cow, use discount code: SENDACOW50
To support SNV: use discount code: SNV50
Video learning by Joep Driessen