Our farmers care
The favourable conditions of northern Germany, highest technological standards and the decades of experience of our farmers make a huge contribution to the quality of our Oldenburger products. Here you’ll see what our farmers do to look after their cows and their farms well.
Supporting our cows’ well-being
For us, cow comfort is one of the most important aspects of good animal welfare. Every cow should feel comfortable in her environment. Because when cows can behave as nature intended, they're fit and productive. To be at their most comfortable, for example, cows should have loose housing where they can move around freely, or rest and lie down from time to time – just as they do in the meadows. Climatic conditions, light and cleanliness in the cowshed are also important. And then there's the wellness area, where cows can enjoy a massage from special cow brushes. All these aspects help enormously to ensure the high quality of Oldenburger dairy products.
Balanced nutrition for healthy cows
What cows eat also plays a crucial role. Because balanced feeding that matches their needs is the basic foundation of cows' health and of the quality of their milk. Our dairy cows are fed a specially tailored diet daily. Analyses tell our farmers exactly what amounts of which nutrient the animals require. Our farmers use only high-quality feed, most of which they grow in their own fields. The cows are also given protein-rich concentrates. For these, the farmers prefer feeds that are produced in Germany or sustainably produced products from other countries. Our farmers naturally also give the cows a continuous supply of fresh, clean water.
Maximum hygiene has top priority
We take many measures to ensure sustainability and quality assurance on our dairy farms. Naturally, milking and milk storage are crucial here. The maintenance of the milking machinery, cooling tanks and all the other equipment needed to milk the cows and then store and cool the milk to perfection are tested regularly. That naturally includes milking hygiene and all the steps that go into keeping the raw milk in perfect condition.