ForFarmers provides sustainable feed and advice, which results in healthier livestock, greater efficiency and therefore a better return at the farm. Improvements in sustainability and animal welfare are important focus points here.
The importance ForFarmers places on this is reflected in the average of more than 40 to 50 research projects our innovation managers undertake each year. We also use our extensive network, which includes many of Europe's leading research institutes and universities, to contribute to both research and the development of products and services for farmers.
ForFarmers employs animal specific feed experts and innovation managers. They are responsible for both ForFarmers' research and innovation programme to develop new feeds and the technical performance of the feed products we supply.
All ForFarmers' feed is formulated using a feed evaluation system developed in-house. This system determines the suitability (digestibility) of each raw material for each animal species. It also takes into account the age of the animal. The feed produced has the right nutritional value for good growth and animal health. As genetics, health and management systems change, so does our feed evaluation system.
ForFarmers also works closely with strategic partners such as Nutreco on joint innovation projects.
You can read more about innovation in our annual report and on the ForFarmers Group website.