In the village of Strumiany the family van Ansem owns a minkfarm. Father van Ansem started the company in the 60’s with a minkfarm in the dutch village Milheeze. In ’86 he bought a farm in the Rips, to breed minks as well. His sons Twan, Eric and John have prosecuted the company in Belgium, Poland and Latvia. The son of Twan, Bas, has recently build a farm in Medford (Wisconsin), USA.