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The VanDrie Group looking forward to opening of Chinese market

After years of negotiation, Dutch veal may soon be exported to China. An agreement to this end will be signed by the Dutch and Chinese authorities before the summer. This is an important result from last week’s trade mission to... More


VanDrie Group congratulates Van Der Avoird Trayplant

Peter van der Avoird of Van Der Avoid Trayplant, breeder of stock material for strawberries and raspberries in Bavel (the Netherlands), was elected 2018 Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year last Thursday, 29 March. The VanDrie... More


VanDrie Group extends its operations into beef market

VanDrie Group to collaborate with Ameco cattle slaughterhouse More


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


Focus on the chain: slaughterhouses

The VanDrie Group has six slaughterhouses in its chain. In the Netherlands, there is T. Boer & zn, Ekro and ESA. Tendriade and Sobeval are our slaughterhouses in France. VanDrie België is active in Hasselt, Belgium.  More


Quality of young calves

Veal originated as part of the commercial utilisation of by-products from dairy farming. After all, cows do not produce milk unless they give birth to a calf each year. We purchase our calves from dairy farmers once they are at... More


Our calves' feed

We do everything we can to ensure that our calves develop healthily. One of the conditions of this is that we provide them with a balanced feed package. Our calves receive calf milk and roughage. Proper nutrition promotes animal... More


VanDrie Group to celebrate fifth anniversary as GRSB member

The VanDrie Group has been a member of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) since 2013. The aim of GRSB is to make the global beef and veal chains more sustainable. The Roundtable wants production chains everywhere... More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


24-10-17

The animal feed companies of VanDrie Group receive environmental certificate

The four animal feed companies of the VanDrie Group in the Netherlands recently received an environmental certificate. The companies (Alpuro, Navobi, Tentego and Schils) have been certified as compliant with the ISO 14001... 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


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


14-09-17

Quality thanks to Tracking and Tracing

Our buyers have to be able to rely on the quality and safety of our veal products and we provide those guarantees by way of our quality system Safety Guard. It safeguards food safety, animal welfare, the responsible use of... 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


24-08-17

The VanDrie Group renews its CSR policy

Since 2006, the VanDrie Group has actively published the results of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy. A decade later, that policy is as solid as a rock. But this global market leader in the field of veal, (calf) feed... More


07-07-17

The VanDrie Group welcomes trade agreement with Japan.

EU agreement with Japan provides opportunities for veal sales. More


14-10-16

JAN: the VanDrie Group’s new convenience brand

The VanDrie Group is committed to the growth of convenience products. Apeldoorn – At the SIAL international food exhibition in Paris, the VanDrie Group launched JAN, its new brand of convenience products. The brand includes... More


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