Dutch millionaire builds World's largest dairy farm in Brazil
By Frans van Hees | www.AboutBrasil.com | Week 33, August 2015
Sao Paulo —
Kees Koolenis a Dutch farmer's son who made his fortune with
Mr Koolen is busy building a
giant dairy factory in the south of Brazil. The embryos for the cows which will roam there, it turns out will also come from The Netherlands.
"In Holland genetically good embryos are bred which can then go to Brazil. The mother cows will live in a Dutch pilot project, their daughters in
Jaborandi, Brazil," one of Mr Koolens advisors said.
It is Mr Koolens ambition to become the largest milk producer in the world. To achieve this dream he has purchased 31,000 hectares of land in Brazil.
The goal is to have about 100,000 grazing cows which will produce one million liters of milk on a daily basis.
Ultimately, this number will rise to about four million liters per day. The factory will also process the milk into milk powder. Meanwhile, Mr Koolen is still looking for staff for his mega-establishment called
The multi millionaire put his money earlier in taxi app Uber and GetYourGuide in Berlin. But with a mega farm chain with a million cows, Mr Koolen returns a littlebit back to his roots. The stable block, located in the Sao Paulo region of Jaborandi, must be completed within eighteen months.