Livestock farming is in full motion thanks to innovations in the field of animal welfare and sustainability. As one of the top sectors within agriculture, livestock farming is crucial for the Dutch economy. Half of all farming land in the Netherlands is made up of pasture lands where farmers let their livestock graze. There is also an increasing number of mega stables: as a result of expansion and automation within livestock farming, the scale of livestock farming companies continues to grow.
It is possible to organise company visits to breeders, dairy farmers, cheese makers, goat farmers and pig farmers.
Visit a variety of interesting livestock farms in the Groene Hart and the North Holland polders and notice the differences in vision and management. The farmer will gladly guide you through his company and provide an enthusiastic explanation of life on a farm, describing what can be expected when running a modern livestock farm. You'll see that the work is always carried out with respect for people, animals and the environment.