The Netherlands-Pig Farming


Annechien ten Have Mellema is a farmer in Beerta in the northern part of the Netherlands, and a member of the Global Farmer Network. She is the first Better Life Two Stars producer in the Netherlands. Check out this video to learn what that means as well as what life is like on her farm!

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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