The Netherlands Farm Tour-Pork


Annechien ten Have Mellema farms with her husband and son in The Netherlands. They are innovative producers focused on humanely raised pigs for a branded product that they sell to supermarkets. Their farm produces the feed for their pigs and a biogas plant on their farm produces electricity for the grid and for their use.

Annechien ten Have Mellema is a member of the Global Farmer Network.

Annechien ten Have Mellema

Annechien ten Have Mellema

Recognized as by the GFN as a 2021 Kleckner Award for Global Farm Leadership award recipient, Annechien ten Have Mellema has been farming since 1993. On her farm you'll find 600 sows, 5,000 finishers, wheat, sugar beets and corn and a biogas plant 1,1 MW. She is a pork industry leader, member of the board of a Local Water Authority, and member of the Council on Animal Affairs. Annechien is founder of Hamletz, scharrelvlees van Annechien her own brand of pork.

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