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Risk management: an integral part of the VanDrie Group’s policy

The VanDrie Group does business internationally, which entails certain risks. We regularly analyze the risks that can arise within our commercial chain. After all, risk management forms a core part of our policy. It determines... More


VanDrie Group partner in innovation program regarding manure

The VanDrie Group is part of a consortium called ‘Next Level Manure Valorization’ that consists of Agrifirm, Darling Ingredients International, De Heus, FrieslandCampina, ForFarmers and Wageningen University & Research. The aim... More


The VanDrie Group talks to: Louise Fresco

Agricultural and food expert, Chair of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, Louise O, Fresco gave us an interview for our report about Coporate Social Responsibility. More


A look at our supply chain: supply chain coordinator

The VanDrie Group is a supply chain coordinator. This means that the company owns all parts of production.  More


First Dutch veal on its way to China

After more than 17 years of negotiating, the Chinese market is finally open to Dutch veal More


Veal industry fits well into circular agriculture

At the beginning of September, Carola Schouten, the Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, published her vision for agriculture in the future. In the future vision ‘Agriculture, nature and food: valuable and... More


Focus on the chain: sustainable calfskins

Our Oukro subsidiary in Apeldoorn processes around 1.5 million calfskins each year, which come primarily from our own slaughterhouses. Oukro handles the initial calfskin processing. Its customers then process the skins further.... More


Maximum value

The VanDrie Group is dedicated to maximising economic value. We stimulate reuse, utilise residual waste flows and combat food waste. More


The VanDrie Group has published its CSR report

Dutch family-run company the VanDrie Group has published its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report online. In doing so, the group is making its 11th annual report on its efforts and challenges in the areas of... More


The VanDrie Group goes to China with European Commissioner Hogan

The VanDrie Group is preparing the Chinese market for Dutch veal More


VanDrie Group Dutch Veal Week in Saudi Arabia

From 7 to 13 May 2018, the VanDrie Group is holding a Dutch Veal Week event in cooperation with the Dutch embassy in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia is an important growth market for the VanDrie Group. During the Dutch Veal Week, important... More


Focus on the chain; the link with dairy farming

Professionally, the veal industry can trace its roots back to the early 1960s and originates from the dairy farming industry.  More


Focus on the chain: transport

Responsible transport is a key concern for the VanDrie Group. Calves must be handled with due care and attention during transit, and not just at the veal farms.  More


The VanDrie Group looking forward to opening of Chinese market

After years of negotiation, Dutch veal may soon be exported to China. An agreement to this end will be signed by the Dutch and Chinese authorities before the summer. This is an important result from last week’s trade mission to... More


VanDrie Group congratulates Van Der Avoird Trayplant

Peter van der Avoird of Van Der Avoid Trayplant, breeder of stock material for strawberries and raspberries in Bavel (the Netherlands), was elected 2018 Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year last Thursday, 29 March. The VanDrie... More


VanDrie Group extends its operations into beef market

VanDrie Group to collaborate with Ameco cattle slaughterhouse More


Focus on the chain: calfskin processing

Our subsidiary Oukro forms an important link in our chain. Oukro is the world's largest processor of calfskins, processing approximately 1.5 million calfskins a year, most of which come from the VanDrie Group's calf... More


Focus on the chain: slaughterhouses

The VanDrie Group has six slaughterhouses in its chain. In the Netherlands, there is T. Boer & zn, Ekro and ESA. Tendriade and Sobeval are our slaughterhouses in France. VanDrie België is active in Hasselt, Belgium.  More


Quality of young calves

Veal originated as part of the commercial utilisation of by-products from dairy farming. After all, cows do not produce milk unless they give birth to a calf each year. We purchase our calves from dairy farmers once they are at... More


Our calves' feed

We do everything we can to ensure that our calves develop healthily. One of the conditions of this is that we provide them with a balanced feed package. Our calves receive calf milk and roughage. Proper nutrition promotes animal... More


VanDrie Group to celebrate fifth anniversary as GRSB member

The VanDrie Group has been a member of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) since 2013. The aim of GRSB is to make the global beef and veal chains more sustainable. The Roundtable wants production chains everywhere... More


Focus on the chain: veal farming

The VanDrie Group views veal production as a craft, in which care and respect are important values. This starts with caring for the animals. Some 1,100 dedicated veal farmers take care of our veal calves. These veal farmers... More


VanDrie Group partner of Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year

The Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year is the most prestigious award in the agricultural sector. The organisation of the awards is in the hands of Reed Business Information, publishers of specialist journals and websites such... More


Responsible transportation of calves

Together with our stakeholders, the VanDrie Group believes it is very important that calves are handled with due care and attention. This is especially important if they have to be transported over long distances. We demand this... More


Focus on the chain: testing and lab work

Guaranteeing food safety is an important objective for the VanDrie Group. Our veal has to be safe as well as delicious.  More


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