De Melkbrouwerij

Invested through
  • Triodos Groenfonds
  • Triodos Multi Impact Fund
Asset ClassesPrivate debt
Impact strategyEnergy and Climate
Hectares of organic farmland31
Aligned with SDGs

De Melkbrouwerij is a farm from Lettele in the Netherlands, run by the family Huis in 't Veld. With 50 horned MRIJ (an abbreviation for the Maas, Rijn and IJssel rivers) cows, an old dual purpose breed, organic milk and meat are produced. The company has been organic since 2016 and supplies milk to the Eko Holland cooperative. The diet consists mainly of fresh or ensiled grass-clover, grown on 30 hectares.

Healthy, productive soil is the foundation of the farm. Grass grows in that soil, which is the source of nutrition for the cows and ultimately also for us humans. In addition to milk, the cows give manure, which goes back to the soil. Fertility is maintained and the cycle is closed as much as possible. For a healthy soil life, it is important that no artificial fertilizers and pesticides are used. That is why it is farmed organically.