'There's more to innovation than technology'

Hans Verhoeven

'The key to sustainability in pig farming is having healthy animals'

Manon Houben

'Innovation is all about keeping an open mind, working collaboratively and not giving up on the thought process where others might'

Mark van den Eijnden

Our farmers are continually developing new ways of working more sustainably. With this aim in mind, we work closely with various experts, such as researchers at Wageningen University. At our test farm in Valkenswaard, we're experimenting with important technological developments. You can follow our progress here.

KDV labs

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Mark van den Eijnden - Energy fund

Hans Verhoeven - Innovative sty design

Manon Houben - Antibiotic-free chain

Hans Verhoeven

Innovative sty design

Hans Verhoeven and his daughter Suzanne Verhoeven run their pig farm together. Hans is also co-founder of the Keten Duurzaam Varkensvlees (KDV – Sustainable Pork Value Chain) and co-owner of certification body De Hoeve BV, which oversees the KDV. Hans's farm is the KDV's flagship farm.

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Manon Houben

Antibiotic-free chain

Manon Houben is a pig vet. After years of experience in practice and at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Utrecht University, she now advises pig farmers on management improvements. She works with our farmers in the Keten Duurzaam Varkensvlees (Sustainable Pork Value Chain), to ensure the pigs in our chain are super healthy.

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Mark van den Eijnden

Energy fund

Mark van den Eijnden is co-owner of certification body De Hoeve BV – one of the initiators of the Keten Duurzaam Varkensvlees (Sustainable Pork Value Chain). Mark is responsible for chain management and innovations.

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