Welcome to Global Dairy Farmers

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

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GDF Congress

At least once every 18 months the GDF congress is organized, each time in a different country / continent.

With a group of about 35 dairy farmers and industry partners we hope to 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.

 Next to this we organize study tours and cooperate with VIV Conferences and the Canadian Dairy XPO at their exhibitions.


In February 2016 we organized a GDF - VIV MEA Study tour in Abu Dhabi, United Arabic Emirates. 

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News & columns

Developments in milk prices

The milk prices for the farmers currently show some decrease, for instance in the USA and the Netherlands. FrieslandCampina, has lowered the price for April 2016 after this also had happened for March 2016. Most of the expected developments that keep pressure on the milk prices, are the same as in the previous months:

Dubai farm to focus on good quality fodder and animal cooling

(Dairy Global | Emmy Koeleman) Al Rawabi Dairy, located in Dubai area, is able to produce a top production of 36 litres per cow per day. Considering that temperatures can reach 50 degrees in this part of the world, this is a true achievement.

Argentina, Holland Offer Subsidies To Manage Milk Supply

At a time when global milk supplies are overflowing and free trade agreements are requiring countries to eliminate or scale back dairy subsidies, some co-ops and countries are implementing creative ways to provide extra money to their dairy producers to keep them competitive and thriving or to encourage them to cut back on production.

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.