Video: Vote Hamletz!


UPDATE on March 28, 2019:

Exciting news from Annechien that Hamletz won ‘Agricultural Entrepreneur’ for 2019 in the Netherlands!

Congratulations to our GFN member in the Netherlands!

Boerderij – [translated] – Winner Agricultural Entrepreneur of the Year 2019: Hamletz (March 28, 2019)









Global Farmer Network member Annechien Ten Have Mellema from the Netherlands is featured in this video from Oct 2018 (YouTube).

Translated:  “Farmer Annechien is the only pig farmer in the Netherlands with two stars Beter Leven. In this video she tells her story.  Want to know more about the quality mark? Then go to the website via“.


The video is in Dutch, but even if you cannot understand the language there’s ‘nothing lost in translation’ about being able to easily see how much care Annechien and her family put towards the animals on their farm.

GFN is proud to say that Annechien is up for a ‘agricultural entrepreneur of the year’ award and the voting is open to anyone – which means her fellow Global Farmer Network members – and others – can support her by casting a vote for her family’s brand of pork, Hamletz!

You can vote via this link:

Note – the website is in Dutch but it is easy to cast a quick vote as you will see… just “accept cookies” for the website the work.  Then provide your name and email address.  Look for “Hamletz” and select that option – then simply hit the enter button at the bottom.

The last day you can vote is March 27 – so be sure to vote soon!

Vote Hamletz!

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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