A Dutch family farm with a focus on animal welfare and sustainability
The farm operates a Free Choice system that allows the herd of 300 cows to manage their time as they like. Waterbeds, robotic milking and free access to an outdoor grass field with a pond in summer keep the cows happy and healthy, while regular foot baths and professional foot care keep the incidence of lameness extremely low.
Sustainability and environmental protection are also key issues:
Both Ammonia and CO2 levels in Anton’s Farm are measured and recorded continuously. Anton’s objective has been to reduce his farm’s emissions as much as possible. The farm has procedures and equipment in place to reduce emissions from slurry. It operates a manure digester that provides green energy to sustainably heat 250 houses in the family business’ home area, Koudum.
Mootral has partnered with Anton to measure the methane emission level in his farm 24/7 and gain valuable insights about how to reduce his total methane gas emissions originating from enteric fermentation.