Welcome to Global Dairy Farmers

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


Confidence Index

One of Global Dairy Farmers' products is the Confidence Index (GDF-CI). Global Dairy Farmers (GDF) in cooperation with the Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten (f.k.a. CAH Vilentum), publishes the GDF-CI every quarter of the year. The GDF-CI 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 Q3|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. 

Farmers will obviously receive the results and obtain a free GDF guestmembership for three months.

In case the link does not work, please past the following link into your browser: https://nl.surveymonkey.com/r/GDF_confidence_index_july2016_English.




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.


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


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News & columns

Famers responsibility: valorisation of our milk.

(Bram Prins | 2016-06-17) Nearly all farmers around the world encounter problems with the current low milk prices, except for farmers producing organic milk or special products which have their own prices.

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:

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.