Cow in pasture

Activiteit

Excursion Dutch small scale farming

We are going to an organic laying hen farm, bio-dynamic diary farm and a sheep shepherd. To show the participants how small scale farming can look like. Therefore we offer three totally different farms.

Organisator St. Boerengroep
Datum

za 12 april 2014 08:45 tot 17:15

Locatie three different locations

To show the participants how small scale farming can look like in the Netherlands we will visit three totally different farms. We are going to an organic laying hen farm with 6000 laying hens, which is relatively small. This farmer was inspired for a new stable by the project about “Houden van hennen” from Wageningen, and more special about this farm is that they keep the roasters (which are normally killed at day one) with the laying hens. Next we will visit a bio-dynamic dairy farm. What is very special about this farm is that they have ‘family herds’, where they house the cows and calves together for 2-3 months after birth.  We will end the day at a sheep shepherd, and there will be an optional walk on the heathland for those who want to!

The costs are € 5,00 for transport costs and visits to the small scale farms. If you bring your own car the activity is for free (no charges). Registration for this activity is required. Please register by sending an email to St. Boerengroep. After your registration, you will receive more information.