Global Dairy Farmers
GDF is a platform for leading dairy farmers, with a restricted number of companies, from all over the world to meet each other for the discussion of new strategies, as a reaction to new policy measures, legislation and market developments.
Our aim is to bring people in touch with each other to share knowledge and to provide the opportunities to create new network relations and business.
It is possible to become a member via an invitation from one of our current members. If you are interested in becoming a part of GDF or cooperating with GDF, please inform us. Are you interested to become a member or business partner? Please contact us for more information.
New! Second monthly column by GDF president Bram Prins in our 'News' section
Global Dairy Farmers participates in the VIV India event organized by partner VIV -Conferences. This event takes place in April.
Currently VIV is also promoting VIV Europe 2014 at the events in Nigeria and Iran. Are you interested in participating in any of these events or learn more? Inform us about this and have a look at the VIV website.
GDF trip to Ireland - September 2014
In September 2014 we invite you to join us on a trip to Ireland!
We are planning on visiting Ireland from Tuesday night Sep. 23 - Saturday 27 2014.
The concept program and subscription form can be found here.
GDF Canadian Dairy XPO and Farm Tours (Feb. 2014)
On February 5 and 6 the second Canadian Dairy XPO took place in Stratford Ontario. As Global Dairy Farmers we were happy to participate in this event.
About this years Dairy XPO:
Total attendance over two days climbed from 11,600 in 2013 to 13,900 in 2014. Survey showed 91% of total attendance were active dairy producers, which speaks to how specialized this expo is. The dominant age bracket in attendance was between 20-35 years of age, followed by 36-50 years of age; representing another youthful and optimistic crowd.
Other stats from the expo are: 73% of attending producers reported milking between 50 and 250 cows and 77% reported cropping 250 – 2,500 acres. 66% of attending producers milk out of a free-stall barn set-up. 42% of producers said they are considering a milking robot with 19% reporting to already having one or more milking robots in operation. 21% of attendees traveled more than 150km and 16% came from out of Province or out of Country. The volume of long distance travelers increased significantly for CDX 2014.
New GDF partners
Global Dairy Farmers welcomes new partners JOZ (The Netherlands), Förster Technik (Germany), VNU Exhibitions - VIV Conferences (NL) and the Canadian Dairy XPO (Canada) as new partners. Have a look at the partners section on our website for more information about these partnerships.
GDF CONGRESS 2013 SUCCESSFUL!
ISRAEL 17-24 October Automation in large herds
In Israel we focussed on automation in large herds, with visits and presentations focusing on the highly technological developments taking place here.