Innovation: Market driven and Science based

In Animal Nutrition research we have four major focus areas for innovation:


  • Services and models for quantitative nutritions
  • Optimised feed value and predictable performance
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  • Feed additives for production efficiency
  • Reducing emissions

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  • Supporting intestinal health
  • Offering nutritional solutions

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  • Young animal feed
  • Young animal vitality and later life performance

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Precision feeding

NutriOpt: nutrition by the numbers

Nutreco is one of the examples of applications solutions. NutriOpt combines 50+ years of expertise and innovation from Nutreco in the areas of feed efficiency and application solutions. The nutritional tool integrates knowledge across these fields in such a way that enables customers to optimize both feed costs and production results to maximize financial benefits in their value chain.  It consists of a number of key elements that complement and support each other in optimizing animal nutrition, performance, and associated costs through precise real‐time analysis, modelling and calculation.

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Forage Analyses

Optimum animal performance is achieved through many factors including nutrition, management and the environment. Forage is a major component of most livestock diets and therefore rationing diets to balance accurate forage analyses is critical to the efficient performance of livestock.
Trouw Nutrition GB Laboratory analyse samples ranging from grass and big bale silages to legumes. As well as crop averages developed to determine seasonal results and highlight potential ration deficiencies, new analytical parameters are regularly reviewed to offer further insight into animal performance.
Starch degradability values are added to all maize silage analyses which will determine the amount of maize starch available to the rumen and to the intestine. This will help farmers and advisors make better decisions on raw materials and manage rumen health.

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Monitoring wheat quality to maximise poultry performance and profitability.

This unique innovation encompasses research from Nutreco’s Global Poultry Research Team, requiring a detailed understanding of the key components of wheat and refined broiler modelling, linked to advanced NIR (Near Infra Red) analytical calibrations within the Trouw Nutrition GB laboratory to accurately and quickly predict the quality and energy (AMEn) of each sample of wheat. Accurate rationing improves bird performance, FCR and therefore profitability.

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Feed Efficiency

Selko AO-mix: natural, specially formulated anti-oxidant blends

Anti-oxidants are crucial to livestock's health. They provide the total protection which ruminants and monogastrics need to optimise fertility, offspring vitality, and immune system support.

Selko AO-mixes can easily and effectively be used to support other anti-oxidants, such as vitamin E.  What more, the mixes have been carefully compounded to ensure that all the anti-oxidants in the feed are even better digested, and their positive effects more widely distributed throughout the animal's system.

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Health & Welfare

Reviva: energy boost after calving

A few days before calving, many changes happen in the body of the cow. Due to hormonal changes the body is prepared for giving birth and the start of lactation.

After calving the cow needs to mobilise a lot of calcium. When this process is not functioning, the cow gets milk fever. Moreover, before and after calving the cow does not eat much and she loses a large amount of liquids and electrolytes. These need to be replenished, or the cow becomes weak and listless. By providing Farm-O-San Reviva directly after calving, the cow revives quickly after the calving process and a positive start of lactation is given.

Farm-O-San Website

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Presan: Optimising Intestinal Health

Controlling intestinal health is of great importance for the well-being of an animal. In a challenging economic situation, with the need to reduce antibiotic usage, innovative solutions are required to control intestinal health in a sustainable way.

Stress plays a major role in disturbing the gut environment and setting up health challenges. A stable microbiota and a strong gut barrier are key in maintaining good health and preventing problems related to pathogens and toxins. The integrated approach is designed to raise profit by decreasing infection pressure and effectively helps to reduce antibiotics.

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LifeStart sets Life Performance

We continue to help producers invest in future performance through optimised nutrition of young animals in the early stages of their life, which has a significant impact on future productivity. Nutreco communicates this through the concept 'LifeStart sets Life Performance.' Providing calves with significantly higher levels of milk replacer than in conventional diets leads to healthier animals and faster growth.

LifeStart Website


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