Nutreco’s Swine Research Centre advanced sow and piglet R&D facilities are being upgraded to focus on the relationship between nutrition and production efficiency, reproduction and health.
Nutreco’s Swine Research Centre (SRC) in the Netherlands has been the location for world class research in swine nutrition and farm management for over 50 years.
The newly built sow and piglet facilities will be equipped to investigate the relationship between nutrition and production efficiency, reproduction and health. For example, researchers will be able to monitor the feed intake and performance of individual animals even though they are housed in groups.
The new facilities complement the recently completed unit for grower-finishing pigs.
The Netherlands is the base for an important part of Nutreco’s R&D network, with the ruminant, calf and feed ingredient research centres in addition to the SRC. Other research centres are located in Canada, Norway and Spain. Nutreco R&D and the recently formed Application & Solution Centre, which is also located in the Netherlands, link market needs with new science and technology to bring added value swiftly and efficiently to customers worldwide.