Animal Welfare

Peter’s Farm calves live in herds of approximately 60 animals and have the freedom to walk around. They choose when and how much they want to eat and whether they wish to move about, stand, lie down, play or sleep. The calves play with hanging balls and rub against brushes for self-grooming.

Each calf has its own behaviour with ranking

The calves fulfil their need to suckle by the provision of nipple feeding and dummy nipples. The Peter’s Farm system recognizes each calf by its electronic chip and it is left to each individual calf to decide when to eat and drink. In this way each calf can set up its own biorhythm. There is herd behaviour with ranking decided by the herd itself.

Scientific research animal welfare

Wageningen University and Research Centre has concluded in a scientific research that the calves on a Peter’s Farm are raised under more animal welfare-friendly conditions compared with calves living in a group housing system.

Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals positive about Peter's Farm

With the Better Life logo, de Dierenbescherming (The Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals) has shown that it is also very positive about the Peter’s Farm system. Check our plus points

Netherlands Nutrition Centre Foundation

The Netherlands Nutrition Centre Foundation mentions Peter's Farm on its website as an example of a concept that has extra attention for animal welfare.

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The 5 values of Peter's Farm

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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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