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Raising cattle in the Drowned land of Saeftinghe

Kris Van Royen, beef and pig farmer, Netherlands Right on the Belgian-Dutch border, in the Prosperpolder, we find Kris Van Royen and her husband, Geert’s cattle and pig farm: Saeftingherhof. The farm specializes in a very special meat, called “pré salé meat”. Women in Ag had a talk with Kris about what that is exactly. […]

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Farm tourism in the Zeeland polders (Netherlands)

with Martine van Wesemael In Zeeuws Vlaanderen, the Netherlands, in a unique landscape of mud flats and salt marshes, we find the “Mariahoeve” (“Maria Farm”). The Mariahoeve is a family business, with contracting and arable farming branches plus the cultivation of special, salt tolerant vegetables. But Martine van Wesemael’s real passion is to introduce people […]

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Mieke Verniest, Belgian pig farmer: “Taking care of piglets has always been my thing.”

Mieke, introduce yourself. My name is Mieke Verniest and I turned 40 in February – oh my God! I have been living in what we call the Flemish Ardennes, a vallonated area in Flanders, with my husband Luc for about 15 years and I run a pig farm. Tell us all about your business! We […]

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