Antibiotic alternatives. Natural growth promoters. Sustainable, animal-friendly solutions. Practical innovations making a real difference on the farm. These are just a few among many focus areas and trends driving the future.
Now dramatic advances in feed technology have emerged to help provide advanced solutions uniquely tailored for this new environment.
A future-focused company at the centre of this progress at an international level is Nuscience, a member of the Royal Agrifirm Group. sermo.farm is fortunate to be part of the team helping tell their story.
Nuscience approaches the animal feed industry with two focused business units, Nutrition4U and Health4U. Nutrition4U by Nuscience is a range of young animal nutrition concepts, customized premixes and performing concentrates. Health4U by Nuscience offers innovative additives and functional feed ingredients. The Royal Agrifirm Group, headquartered in the Netherlands, is a leading agricultural cooperative with an international network of subsidiaries in 16 countries within Europe, South America and Asia and a worldwide distribution network.
“In the global animal feed industry, the future is now,” says Rob Goedegebuure, Global Lead, Health4U Feed Additives, “The Canadian market is among those embracing change and innovation. We are pleased to provide our most advanced feed technology to this increasingly progressive market.
“It’s all about feeding the world. Feed additives are essential in animal nutrition, as they improve feed quality, and thereby improve animals’ performance and health. In addition, they subsequently improve the yield and quality of food from animal origin.”
In Europe, animal agriculture industries have gone through the transitions now underway in Canada, the U.S. and other jurisdictions. These places have the opportunity to look at what has worked in Europe and see how some of that knowledge and technology can be adapted here.
“For Nuscience, an advantage is that the transitions and experiences in Europe have driven our scientific focus and shaped the evolution of our feed technology solutions,” says Goedegebuure. “We feel in some respects we are ‘ahead of the game” and want to share that knowledge and technology with other countries and production regions.”
Nuscience is seeing strong uptake of the latest science-based solutions by progressive companies and producers looking to prepare for the new standards on judicious use of antibiotics and also to align production strategies with a range of both current and emerging market opportunities.
“The future is extremely bright – I truly believe that,” says Goedegebuure. “Our philosophy, for everyone involved in livestock production from farm to plate, is that we are all in this together. We are better together. It’s about innovation. It’s about feeding the world. It’s about continually finding new and better ways to produce food.”