Jan Ziemerink

My name is Jan Ziemerink, I am the CEO of Foerster-Technik North America. I went to Agricultural school in Holland, after that I worked at Dairy farms in Africa, Europe and a beef farm in Texas. I immigrated to Canada in 1987, where I managed a veal farm and introduced the automatic calf feeders. I reside in Cambridge Ontario Canada, with my wife and my two children. For the last 25 years, I have helped improve the functionality of the machines and make them more farmer-friendly. In the last 8 years, I have travelled U.S.A, China, Japan, Europe, South America and Canada to implement protocols, management tools, provide training to help farmers and dealers successfully work with the autofeeders. In this calf blog, I want to share my decades of hands-on experience with farmers to help them get the most out of automated feeding to ensure healthy calves, strong heifers, and good performing cows.