The dairy farms develop with respect to animals, surroundings and the environment.

 

Goals

  • 100% responsible soy
  • Phosphate and ammonia levels remain within the environmental standards
  • No net reductions in biodiversity

Method

Collaborations are made for the theme Biodiversity. Together we strive for efficiency and sustainability while working with raw materials and on soy and biodiversity.

Activities

  • The KringloopWijzer is developed for dairy farmer to gain insight in the mineral cycle on the farm and to set a benchmark
  • A collaboration with WWF, Solidaridad and Natuur&Milieu for 100% sustainable soy
  • A collaboration with animal feed supplies to lower phosphate in animal feed
  • Development of the Biodiversitymonitor

Results

For the goal 100% sustainable soy:

  • Since 2015, 100% responsible soy is mandatory in feed for Dutch diary cows. This had been achieved through cooperation between the Sustainable Dairy chain with WWF, Solidaridad and Natuur&Milieu

For the goal phosphate and ammonia levels remain within standards:

  • Since 2016, each dairy farmer fills in the KringloopWijzer
  • Both phosphate and ammonia levels has risen, because of increase of livestock

For the goal no netto loss of biodiversity:

  • in 2017, a prototype of the biodiversitymonitor has been developed, with six critical performance-indicatiors. The monitor will be further developed
  • In 2015, 64% of the dairy farmers has indicated to be involved with nature management in any way
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