Nutreco re-opens ruminant research facility
The Nutreco Ruminant Research Centre (RRC) has reopened its research
facility, Kempenshof. The facility, based in the Netherlands, has been
completely renewed and expanded.
Kempenshof can house 140 cows, which gives the RRC the
possibility to do more trials and with more cow numbers than before.
Kempenshof features extensive data recording measuring feed intake, milk
production, activity and weight. For feed intake, registration is realised via
60 roughage boxes and 6 automatic concentrate dispensers. This enables the
researchers to obtain accurate data from a large number of cows; not only in the
production stage, but also in the critical period before and around calving.
Three key areas of research
Nutreco Agri R&D works
for the companies of Nutreco. The research focuses on three key areas:
feedstuffs/feed technology, feed ingredients for young animals & transition
periods and feed-to-food quality concepts. These R&D activities are carried
out in seven research centres: the Ruminant Research Centre, the Swine Research
Centre, the Poultry and Rabbit Research Centre, the Food Research Centre, the
Calf Research Centre, Nutreco Canada Agresearch (multi species centre) and the
Research Feed Plant. Collaboration with universities, independent research
institutions and other research facilities are of the utmost importance for
Nutreco Agri R&D.Related website:
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