Best Star Meat Pork supplies pork to other Van Loon Group businesses and to industrial customers. In addition, in its role of certifi ed supply chain manager for the Beter Leven (better life) quality label, it maintains all our contacts with the livestock farmers who are contracted to Best Star Meat. Best Star Meat is passionate about working with meat. Every day, we work together in a tightly-knit team to provide our customers with the best raw materials. 

Pig farmer Govert Frederix

Chain Management: Pork at its Best

Pork at its Best (VOB) originated from a passion for consistent quality, sustainability and cooperation. Van Loon Group took the initiative for Pork at its Best (Dutch: Varken op z’n Best), the innovative supply chain concept for improving the quality of our pork, making the supply chain transparent, sustainable and controllable. The roll-out takes place under the direction of Best Star Meat. With this program we enhance animal health and welfare, reduce pressure on nature and the environment, and improve the quality of the meat. We collaborate with chain partners to establish a transparent and fair distribution of the chain margin, including supporting the earnings model of the pig farmers. Together, we ensure that sustainable meat remains affordable.

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Our chain partners

Topigs Norsvin
logo De Oosthof Veterinarians
logo De Varkenspraktijk veterinarians
logo adVee Veterinarians
logo AgruniekRijnvallei
logo De Heus Feeders

Our Live Stock Coordinators

Ilonka van der Wagt

Livestock Coordinator
Foto Ilonka van der Wagt

Cas den Boer

Livestock Coordinator
Foto Cas

Noor Hertogh

Livestock Coordinator
Noor Hartogh

Manon Houben

Programme manager Chain concepts
Manon Houben

Pork Print Tool

In 2021 we launched the Pork Print Tool in collaboration with HAS University of Applied Sciences. Van Loon Group uses this tool to monitor the carbon footprint of our pork production businesses. The carbon footprint indicates the amount of greenhouse gasses produced for each kilo of pork, from birth to slaughter. The total footprint from birth to slaughter has been mapped for 38 pig producers.