Welcome to Global Dairy Farmers

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


Global Dairy Farmers and Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten publish the Global Dairy Confidence Index every three months. 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.


Global Dairy Confidence Index at a Glance

In one graph insight is obtained in the global trend in the confidence in dairying on regional level in one glance.


Confidence Index Q4|2016

Please find the detailed results of Q4|2016 below. Interested in all the results of 2015 and 016? Please check Global Dairy Projects & Research.


The link to the survey of Q1|2017 will be available or you shortly.

We would like to ask you, dairy farmers, to help broaden the database of participants by filling out our 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.



Elite Training Large-scale Dairy Production Manager

Do you run or want to run a large dairy farm? Are you looking to achieve up to 40% more net profit on your dairy farm

Do you want yourself of your manager to become an expert in managing people, processes & profit?

Then the Dairy Business Academy is where you should go. Together with Aeres University and Cownexxion we offer an Elite Training for Large-scale Dairy Production Managers.

Please visit our Global Dairy Projects page or Dairy Business Academy to find more information on the Dairy Business Academy! 


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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 14 - 19 May 2017.


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News & columns

GDNews June 2016

INTRO GDF MANAGEMENT By: Bram Prins, GDF President Last couple of months we saw some remarkable developments especially in New Zealand and Australia concerning pay back milk money, which was already paid out to the farmers.

GDNews April 2016

INTRO GDF MANAGEMENT By : Bram Prins, GDF President Dear all, Hot topic at the moment is the low milk price. Nearly no farm is able to produce milk for these farm gate prices. Big question remains: are we at the bottom or not.

GDNews February 2016

INTRO GDF MANAGEMENT By: Bram Prins, GDF President Dear all, It is our pleasure to introduce our new GDF Manager: Yvonne Leenders.

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.