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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 | May 2016

Unfortunately no good news for dairy farmers concerning the milk prices: the milk prices are still decreasing. For instance the biggest dairy processor in the Netherlands, FrieslandCampina, has lowered the price for May 2016 with nearly 10%: from 27.5 euro/100 kg milk to 25 euro/100 kg milk.

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.

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.