The calves are not directly taken away from their mother when they are born, which happens almost always, but they can stay with their mother for a longer period of time (usually a few months). Because of this, the calves are also not transported when they are very little (2-3 weeks), which is a great improvement for them. A world in which everyone eats plant-based, … [Read more...] about Milk from farmers who keep their calves with their mothers now available in Dutch stores !
This week Eyes on Animals spent 5 days at a dairy farm in northern Germany that keeps the calves for at least 3 months with their mothers in the herd. It is one of 5 dairy farms in between Hamburg and Flensburg that produces milk for a new label called ElternZeit, which means “ Parent Time”. These dairy farms do not see new-born calves as an unwanted by-product, but … [Read more...] about Work at a German dairy farm that produces milk for Eltern Zeit label (keep the calves with their mothers in the herd)
Today Eyes on Animals met with EkoPlaza to discuss our idea of selling milk from the few dairy farms in the Netherlands where the new- born calves are not separated from their mothers or transported to be sold at a very young age, but rather kept in the herd with their mothers. These calves are much healthier, both physioogically and mentally. We first discussed this idea … [Read more...] about Meeting with EkoPlaza, NL
Today Eyes on Animals visited a dairy farm called "De Regte Heijden" , located in Brabant. A few years ago the owners decided to change the way they ran their farm. They stopped running it intensively and started developing a new system that would better protect animal well-being and the environment. All the cattle live in a family herd. Both male and female calves stay … [Read more...] about Visit of dairy farm “De Regte Heijden” in Riel, NL