Welcome to Global Dairy Farmers

Global Dairy Farmers is a worldwide network of dairy farmers and industry partners!


Global Dairy Farmers and Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten publish the Global Dairy Confidence Index every three months. The Index provides insight in the opinions of dairy farmers worldwide on actual developments in the dairy sector. This information is also reflecting actual dairy farmers’ confidence in their sector: interesting information for the dairy farmers and their supplying industries.


We would like to ask you to fill our newest survey:

the Global Dairy Confidence Index 2017|Q3





Global Dairy Confidence Index at a Glance

In one graph insight is obtained in the global trend in the confidence in dairying on regional level in one glance.

Interested in all the results of 2015 and 2016? Please check Global Dairy Projects & Research.



Elite Training Large-scale Dairy Production Manager

Do you run or want to run a large dairy farm? Are you looking to achieve up to 40% more net profit on your dairy farm

Do you want yourself of your manager to become an expert in managing people, processes & profit?

Then the Dairy Business Academy is where you should go. Together with Aeres University and Cownexxion we offer an Elite Training for Large-scale Dairy Production Managers.

Please visit our Global Dairy Projects page or Dairy Business Academy to find more information on the Dairy Business Academy! 


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GDF Congress

Once every year the Global dairy Farmers (GDF) Congress is organized, each time in a different country / continent. With a group of about 50 dairy farmers and industry partners we visit interesting dairy farms, learn from key dairy industry speakers and have good discussions with each other about the future of dairy farming. Related to an actual dairy topic we organize this congress as the GDF management team together with our members, partners and local contacts. GDF offers the opportunity to network with inspirational/aspirational dairy farmers and interesting/successful characters from around the world. 

This year’s theme ‘Got milk 2.0?’ was all about answering the question ‘How do we tackle the challenging dairy market’ for the entire dairy supply chain: the supplying industry, the dairy farmers themselves and the companies that buy and process the milk into products for the consumers? High level speakers from Nestle, McDonald’s, Jaylor, Keough Ledman Associates, Danone and Rabobank shared their insights and visions on this theme. Several progressive dairy farmers from all over the world also shared their views, showing that finding practical answers is not always easy.

The greatest intangible benefit of course are the deep and lasting friendships across continents develop over time as a result of membership. GDF is proudly exclusive and trust, integrity and confidentiality are assumed. It has always been a fundamental plank of GDF to invite only a small but select representation of dairy farmers and companies from key and emerging dairy industries from around the world. Congresses have taken place, even before it was ever 'trendy' to visit these countries, such as China, Vietnam, Argentina, Russia and also a number of Eastern and Western European countries and USA.

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News & columns

GDNews June 2016

INTRO GDF MANAGEMENT By: Bram Prins, GDF President Last couple of months we saw some remarkable developments especially in New Zealand and Australia concerning pay back milk money, which was already paid out to the farmers.

GDNews April 2016

INTRO GDF MANAGEMENT By : Bram Prins, GDF President Dear all, Hot topic at the moment is the low milk price. Nearly no farm is able to produce milk for these farm gate prices. Big question remains: are we at the bottom or not.

GDNews February 2016

INTRO GDF MANAGEMENT By: Bram Prins, GDF President Dear all, It is our pleasure to introduce our new GDF Manager: Yvonne Leenders.

Global Dairy Farmers has a restricted group of companies (business partners) which are members of GDF. There is a maximum of 12-14 business partners which do not compete with each other.