Healthy animals, people & planet

DSM Animal Nutrition & Health

Animal health solutions

We offer the most comprehensive science-based animal nutrition solutions based on our broad portfolio of vitamins, enzymes, eubiotics, carotenoids, lipids and minerals.


We make it possible

The need to provide enough animal protein for a growing population, while reducing the environmental costs of farming will require smart science and innovative solutions. To address this challenge DSM has launched its cutting edge new strategic initiative: We Make it Possible. Its mission is to lead a robust and achievable transformation worldwide in sustainable animal protein production, and to accelerate solutions that will foster a brighter future.

Aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 12, 13, and 14, the strategic initiative is driven by six sustainability platforms that will address the major challenges facing the animal farming industry. These are:

  • Improving the lifetime performance of farm animals
  • Improving the quality of food (i.e., meat, milk, fish, eggs), while reducing food loss and waste
  • Reducing emissions from livestock
  • Making efficient use of natural resources
  • Reducing the reliance on marine resources
  • Helping tackle anti-microbial resistance

DSM Feed Talks

We Make It Possible marks a significant acceleration of the journey towards a more sustainable future for the agriculture industry and comes after many years of investment and innovation in scientific solutions. With so much to discuss, DSM Feed Talks is a platfom to help stimulate debate and innovation among all the players in the feed industry value chain from farmers and pre-mixers, to millers and integrators, to vets and academics, to consumers. Featuring reputable content from a range of global experts, the platform not only outlines the latest best practices but also showcases the latest research and thinking in animal nutrition.

Reducing livestock emissions

Today, nearly 60% of emissions created by cows around the world during milk production are enteric methane - a potent Greenhouse Gas released into the atmosphere one burp at a time. That’s why our bright scientists created Bovaer® - a feed additive for cows (and other ruminants such as sheep, goats and deer) researched and developed for over a decade.

Just a quarter of a teaspoon of Bovaer® per cow, per day, suppresses the enzyme that triggers methane production in a cow’s rumen and consistently reduces enteric methane emission by approximately 30%. 

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Our nutritional ingredients and additives are focused on domesticated livestock including poultry, pigs, ruminants and farmed fish, as well as companion animals, with solutions formulated specifically for these species.

We apply our feed ingredients in the premix solutions supplied to compound feed producers and directly to large farms. These feed ingredients are also sold as application-based formulations to the same customers as well as to other premixers.

Sustainable Development Goals

At DSM we feel so strongly about doing well by doing good that our company strategy is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For nutrition we’re especially focused on:

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  • Human Nutrition & Health

    Nutritional ingredients for the food and beverage, dietary supplement, early life nutrition, medical nutrition and nutrition improvement industries.

  • Pharmaceutical Solutions

    Vitamins and lipids APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) for over-the-counter health products and prescription medications.