Cargill has expanded and renovated its Global Animal Nutrition Innovation Center in Velddriel, The Netherlands. It has a new broiler grow-out facility and a state of the art broiler breeder facility. It was officially opened on January 13.
Designed to serve dairy, poultry and swine customers, the Cargill Animal Nutrition Innovation Center includes new poultry nutrition research facilities, new guest viewing corridors and the collective knowhow of its Netherlands-based animal nutrition experts.
The $3.7 million expansion and renovation comprises a new broiler grow-out facility and a state of the art broiler breeder facility. Both were designed to meet or exceed all European regulations and to provide additional capabilities. For example, the new broiler breeder facility allows to investigate the impact of the hen’s nutrition on the performance of its offspring.
The Global Innovation Center hosts more than 3,000 visitors a year and the new viewing corridors will allow visitors to conveniently view the animal R&D facilities without changing footwear or clothes while improving hygiene standards.
The Velddriel location is one of Cargill’s two global animal nutrition innovation centres. It, along with the US location in Elk River, Minn., serves as the hub of the company’s global network of 15 animal nutrition research and technology centres.