'A cow is not an object'

'A cow is not an object'

Great interview in Dutch magazine Veeteelt. Frits van der Schans, senior advisor with the Centrum voor Landbouw en Milieu (CLM), talks about the future of dairy farming. Main subject: the pasture. He fears that in a few years, less than 50% of Dutch cows will be in the pasture. "To be honest, it gives me sleepless nights".

We like to keep 80% of all Dutch cows in the pasture. For at least 4 months per year. Grazing or even just walking and resting outside is a big contribution to animal health (hoofs) and welfare. Hoofs can not stand a concrete floor 24/7.
Of course, excellent barns are still necesary for the rest of the time!

Read more here>>, article in Dutch language.

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