Welcome to Global Dairy Farmers

Global Dairy Farmers is a worldwide network of dairy farmers and industry partners!

Global Dariy Confidence Index

Global Dairy Farmers and Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten publish the Global Dairy Confidence Index every three month. The Index provides insight in the opinions of dairy farmers worldwide on actual developments in the dairy sector. This information is also reflecting actual dairy farmers’ confidence in their sector: interesting information for the dairy farmers and their supplying industries.

Confidence Index Q4|2016

We would like to ask you, dairy farmers, to help broaden the database of participants by filling out the CI SURVEY and by sharing the link of the survey to other dairy farmers. It is only 7 questions and takes max. 5 minutes of your time.

Particpating farmers will obviously receive the results and obtain a free GDF guestmembership for three months. Please let us know after filling in the survey whether you are interested in the GDF free guestmembership by sending an email to our manager.

In case the link does not work, please paste the following link into your browser: https://nl.surveymonkey.com/r/GDF_CI_survey_Okt16.




Elite Training Large-scale Dairy Production Manager

Did you know that together with Aeres University and Cownexxion we offer an Elite Training for Large-scale Dairy Production Managers?

Please visit our Global Dairy Projects page for more information! 


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GFD Congress

Once every year the Global dairy Farmers (GDF) Congress is organized, each time in a different country / continent. With a group of about 35-50 dairy farmers and industry partners we visit interesting dairy farms, learn from key dairy industry speakers and have good discussions with each other about the future of dairy farming. Related to an actual dairy topic we organize this congress as the GDF management team together with our members, partners and local contacts.


INDONESIA is where the GDF Congress will take place end of May/beginning of June 2017.

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News & columns

GDF Congress | Change of location

After discussion with several business partners and members we decided to change the location of the GDF Congress 2017. Indonesia is of great interest regarding its dairy development and we therefore decided to change the location to this attractive country. The date for the congress will remain the same: May 28th – June 2nd, 2017....

Reflections after nearly 50 years of farming

In 1968 I started as a dairy farmer with my father in a 1st generation dairy farm in the Netherlands. Since then I experienced a lot of changes in my life. Food habits changed tremendously. In the sixties main food was bread, potatoes, vegetables and milk. There were no obesity problems for 90% of the...

Meet Global Dairy Farmer: Andrew Brewer

Our farm is very different from the one I joined when I came home to work on the family farm. We ran a typical Cornish (SW England), mixed 120 hectare, family farm milking 60 cows, 100 ewes, a small beef enterprise and arable and vegetables.

Global Dairy Farmers has a restricted group of companies (business partners) which are members of GDF. There is a maximum of 12-14 business partners which do not compete with each other.