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Animal health, welfare and environmental challenges on ADM’s radar as it opens new Swiss lab

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The lab, within the coronary heart of the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley, will help the event of science-based feed components to fulfill buyer wants for pet meals, aquaculture and livestock species worldwide, mentioned the agribusiness group.

The facility additionally permits the corporate to strengthen its base within the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) area, thereby centralizing its R&D actions within the space, mentioned Pierre-Christophe Duprat, president of the animal diet division, ADM.

“The Rolle lab complements our existing R&D network of over 140 scientists and technicians while supporting our sustainability and responsible animal feeding efforts.”

Impact on metabolic efficiency

ADM’s analysis scientists, he continued, are frequently exploring dietary avenues for a number of the most urgent points in animal manufacturing, such as sustainability associated challenges. 

Pierre-Christophe Duprat, president of the animal diet division, ADM © ADM Animal Nutrition

“When a novel feed additive demonstrates potential in addressing a specific challenge within the lab, our teams continue to investigate the capacity of this ingredient in practice.

“For instance, certain plant extracts have shown a positive effect on metabolic processes of ruminants, which can improve livestock performance in calf, milk and meat production that also minimizes environmental impact.

“With the support of robust in vitro and in vivo trials, our experts transfer these learnings into cutting-edge animal nutrition products that help livestock producers meet their economic and sustainability targets.”

Methane discount

As regards the corporate’s efforts round methane emission discount in ruminants, and enhancing feed effectivity throughout all species, he advised FeedNavigator: