Van den Brink - Van Ginkel family

Uddel
80-85. New husbandry app. 40

From very early on in my life I had contact with veal calves. My parents had a veal farm and when I began working, I did this in combination with working on the farm. In the early 1990's I took over my parents farm and now I operate it as a partnership with my wife Annemarie. You will find my wife daily in the barns helping with caring for the calves. Annemarie and I have three children; Sharon (2002), Jasper (2004) and Fleur (2007).

In 1997 we switched over to Peter's Farm. We now have 4 areas devoted to the system with a total of 300 calves. The system met our requirements of animal welfare. The calves have the freedom to choose where they want to go, when and how much they want to eat. Because of that that barns are very peaceful. To be honest, in the beginning it was difficult. Getting used to a new system is always a challenge and then also having to learn how to manage the computer gave us some extra work. But now things are running smoothly and it appears that the calves enjoy their new freedom. The calves are always my first priority but when I have some spare time I like to play billiards.

Peter' Farm calves live in herds. This animal-friendly housingsystem gives the calves the freedom to choose for themselves whether they wish to walk, stand, lie down, play or sleep. In the stables there are skippy-balls to play with and brushes ro rub against. When a calf enters a feed station, it is recognised by the computer because of a chip each calf has in its ear tag. The calf can decide for itself when and how much it wishes to eat. In this way each calf is able to build its own biorythm. All information is stored in the computer, so we can see precisely how much each calf ate. The calves get both milk as roughage muesli. We are proud of the Dutch Society for the Protection of Animal (De Dierenbescherming) has given us the better life mark.


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Sambeek
80

Derks family

Garderen
80

Pluim family

Markelo
75

Veltkamp family

Dronten
40

Van den Berg family

Rijssen
40

Stegeman family

Vaassen
43, 60-65

Gerritsen family

Uddel
80-85. New husbandry app. 40

Van den Brink - Van Ginkel family

Dodewaard
60-80

Van Garderen family

Sint-Isidorushoeve
60, 70, 75, 80

Mensink family

Emst
40

Mulder family

Vaassen
40

Hakkenberg family

Everdingen
40

Van Dijk family

Hollandscheveld
77

Karssies family

Nunspeet
40

Kleijer family

Kootwijkerbroek
40

Hazeleger family

Wierden
40, 80

Dekker family

Putten
40

Van den Pol family

Nunspeet
40

Pap family

Ternaard
60

Poelstra family

Putten
40

Van de Kamp family

Otterlo
40

Jansen family

Someren
70

Schakel family

Uddel
40-45

Berkelaar family

Ruinen
40

Prins family

Heeswijk-Dinther
35

Van der Valk family

Heesch
40

Ploegmakers family

Stroe
40, 80

Van Putten family

Lunteren
40, 70

Siebelink family

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Better Life (Beter Leven)

Better Life Farmer Rob Foks is proud that he raises his calves under the better life mark of the Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals (De Nederlandse Dierenbescherming). In addition, he tries to make his company more and more sustainable.

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Experience for yourself how much space and peace there is on a Peter's Farm.