Facts & Figures

General

Company form: Dairy cooperative
Place of business: Westbeemster

Cash milk price (2021)

43,50 per 100 kg

Annual turnover (2021)

268 Million

Milk supply (2021)

406 million kilograms

Cheese production (2021)

34 thousand tonnes

Number of farmers

402

Number of cheese makers

196 FTE

History

  1. 2021

    A new sustainability ambition: a climate-positive cheese chain by 2030!

  2. 2021

    Most CONO cheeses are vegetarian

  3. 2020

    100% GMO-free milk

  4. 2020

    Cheese factory climate-neutral certified

  5. 2016

    Closure of old cheese factory

     

  6. 2014

    Opening new cheese factory

     

  7. 2012

    Start of construction of new cheese factory

  8. 2008

    Launch sustainability programme Caring Dairy

  9. 2002

    Start of active promotion of outdoor grazing of dairy cows

  10. 2001

    Receipt of the Supplier of the Year predicate

  11. 1901

    Establishment of cooperative

Prices

2022

World Cheese Awards

Beemster Old, Beemster Royaal Grand Cru and Beemster Goat awarded Gold

Gouda Cheese Awards

Gold for 't Kaas Lokaal at the Gouda Cheese Awards

Taste test The Telegraph

Beemster 30+ young matured winner in the 30+ taste test

Sustainable Brand Index

Most sustainable cheese brand according to Dutch consumers

Industry distribution trophy

Category A-brand fresh

Food magazine

Food magazine marketing awards product group cheese

2021

Sustainable Brand Index

Most sustainable cheese brand according to Dutch consumers

Foodstuffs newspaper

Beemster 30+ best introduction 2020

Foodpersonality

Captain of the catagory

2020

Sustainable Brand Index

Most sustainable cheese brand according to Dutch consumers

2019

Sustainable Brand Index

Most sustainable cheese brand according to Dutch consumers

Questionmark

1st place Kaaswijzer

Foodpersonality

Captain of the catagory

Food magazine

Food magazine marketing awards product group cheese

2018

Food magazine

Food magazine marketing awards product group cheese

Milk Milk and more milk

Still the highest milk price

CONO Kaasmakers sets the cash milk price for 2020 at € 39.83 per 100 kilos - the highest published milk price in the Netherlands.

Our dairy farmers' cows spend an average of 180 days a year, more than 10 hours a day, in the meadow. All our cheeses are made from 100% pasture milk.

Of the CONO dairy farmers, 97% meet the national grazing standard.

Our milk is 100% GMO-free.

Caring Dairy objectives and results

CARING DAIRY THEME 'HAPPY COWS       
Happy cowsObjectiveResults
Indicatoruntil 202520172018201920202021
1. Dairy cattle grazing> 180 days
OR
Number of days175194182185180
> 1440 hoursNumber of hours18362074191419071891
2. Grazing young cattle > 120 daysNumber of days169173162
3. Closed companyNo supply of cattle% closed companies566163
4. Healthy calves< 15% calf mortality% calf mortality131211109
5. Lifetime> 6 yearsNumber of days20962078209521852256
Number of years(5 years, 9 months)(5 years, 8 months)(5 years, 9 months)(almost 6 years)(6 years, 2 months)
6. Veterinary medicines< 2 animal dosageAnimal daily dose2.162.022.042.192.17
CARING DAIRY THEME 'MORE GRASS & BIODIVERSITY       
More grass & biodiversityObjectiveResults
Indicatoruntil 202520172018201920202021
7. Grass in rations
> 15% fresh grass OR
Fresh grass in ration (% dry matter)1517171818
> 60% incl. grass silageTotal grass in rations (% dry matter)5858595960
8. Homegrown protein> 65%% of own cultivated protein6965737064*
9. Concentrates and by-productsThe concentrate ration is ≤ 25 kg/100 kg of milk ANDKg concentrate / 100 kg milk28.526.5*22.3*2222.2
Concentrates including by-products (in kg
dry matter) ≤ 30 kg/100 kg of milk measured
Kg concentrate + by-products / 100 kg milk29.6*26.8*26.725.8
10. Agricultural nature management> 5% of the area% farms with >5% agricultural nature4550514652
Area of agricultural nature of the above mentioned group (%)2627.8292926
11. Perennial grassland>50% of the area% permanent pasture57606161
* Modified calculation system
CARING DAIRY THEME 'BETTER ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE       
Better environment & climateObjectiveResults
Indicatoruntil 202520172018201920202021
12. Green power and low energy consumption100% groene stroom en <6 kWh/100kg meetmelkPower consumption (kWh/100kg milk)5,55,15,44,85,1
% of companies purchasing green energy4656738082
13. Own energy>25% of the electricity compared to total
electricity consumption is generated on the farm itself.
generated on the farm.
% of companies with energy generation2426343844
% own energy vs. electricity consumption1718222730
14. Greenhouse gas emissions<120 kg co2
eq/100 kg
measuring milk
OR
10% reduction
CO₂ equivalents / 100 kg milk134133134123120
15. N soil surplus< 150kg N/haN soil surplus / ha Nitrogen indicator144160134152152
16. Ammonia emissions< 75kg NH₃/haAmmonia / ha Nitrogen indicator6664565851
17. Crop protection< 250 environmental tax points Number of environmental impact points385845133126
Glyphosate-free% of farms glyphosate-free88919899
CARING DAIRY THEME 'SOCIAL COMMITMENT     
Socially involvedObjectiveResults
Indicatoruntil 2025201920202021
18. Company is open to societyMore than 100 unique visitors per yearAverage visitors per company226175249
Share of companies with a social side branch (%)10.329.834,9