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History

1900
Ceres Agrar GmbH (CAG) has its origins in the Netherlands, since 1900 milk has been produced on the family farm. The dairy farm 'De Oosterhoeve' in the north western part of the Netherlands was founded by Jacob Koopman. Later son Jacques worked on the farm also.
1988
Third and fourth generation, Jacques and Jack Koopman ran the family farm and founded "Melkveebedrijf J. Koopman B.V.".
1995
Limited expansion possibilities made Jack Koopman and his wife Angeline decide to emigrate to Germany. In the northeastern part of Germany a dairy farm was acquired in Mallentin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
2001
Further business development of the dairies results in the acquisition of another dairy in Kalkhorst, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. This dairy is close to operations in Mallentin and provides synergies with respect to the arable land.
2006
CAG expands outside Europe to the United States of America by acquiring CAG Cimarron Dairy, in the state of Kansas.
2007
Ceres Dairy starts to process milk of their own CAG locations in the United States.
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