The world’s population is projected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. At the same time, demand for healthier and more nutrient-dense diets is increasing — driven not only by population growth but also by changing health awareness and consumer expectations. The requirement for animal protein is projected to keep rising as people in many parts of the world seek to raise their animal protein intake to achieve balanced, healthy diets.
Animal production comes at a cost, however. Rising demand for animal protein is driving up greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and piling pressure on natural resources. Enabling sustainable animal production is therefore of paramount importance. We have a range of innovative solutions that do just that.
The odor traditionally associated with swine production has always been a challenge for farmers. But how to reduce it without impacting animal welfare or performance? Our swine manure management product PureGro™ provides an innovative and effective solution.
The omega-3 fatty acid DHA is well recognized for its health benefits. Traditionally it has been sourced from wild-caught fish, putting increasing pressure on the earth’s marine resources. With DHAgold™ we offer a sustainable DHA omega-3 for poultry, swine and aqua diets that is derived from a substance that fish eat naturally: algae.
With increasing pressures on operating margins and growing awareness of animal welfare, poultry farmers are seeking dietary solutions that support the productivity of breeder flocks. Our MaxiChick™ carotenoid enhances the fertility and survival chances of the egg embryo, as well as supporting immune function and skeletal development in the hatched chick.
Consumer studies indicate that people worldwide have strong cultural preferences regarding the color of the food they eat. Our color measurement tools allow feed producers to supplement their feed with the type and quantity of carotenoids that will deliver precise and consistent food color and meet consumer expectations around the world.
Livestock and fish production account for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We have developed solutions that help address these issues. Bovaer® reduces the methane emissions from ruminants, our phytase feed enzymes reduce phosphorus pollution, and our Eubiotic VevoVitall® lowers ammonia (nitrogen) emissions from swine operations.
More than 1 billion tons of food are lost or wasted each year, meaning that approximately 24% of all food calories produced are never eaten. Our solutions improve the intrinsic quality of meat, milk, fish and eggs via nutritional interventions, thereby helping to limit food waste at each stage of the food supply chain. Our portfolio includes our vitamin D3 metabolite Hy-D® and our Optimum Vitamin Nutrition™ (OVN™) guidelines.
Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) caused by the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in human medicine and animal production poses a major global health threat. Our Eubiotic solutions such as VevoVitall® and Balancius® support animal health and help minimize the sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics for growth promotion, thereby reducing the spread of AMR.
We are constantly investing in innovative, cutting-edge and science-based technologies to make sustainable animal production possible.
Discover through our Feed Talks articles, our customers stories and our employee blogs how we use science to develop innovative, cutting-edge technologies that will help transform the animal farming industry.
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