Discover Trouw Nutrition’s research facilities around the globe

All nutritional solutions brought to market by Trouw Nutrition are science-based, thoroughly evaluated and continuously tested to help customers address today’s toughest challenges.

At our in-house research facilities, we annually welcome nearly 5,000 visitors and conduct more than 70 global R&D studies on topics including new molecules, modes of action, ingredient properties and animal metabolism. Our research facilities and global validation farm network cover the globe, providing us with valuable opportunities to conduct studies in varied environmental conditions. All research meet the highest standards of animal welfare regulations.

Highlights of our latest work include:

  • Unique electronic feeding and water stations enabling us to individually monitor the feeding behaviour of animals in group-housed facilities.
  • Metabolic, health-related, physiological and digestibility research at specially designated facilities.
  • Well-controlled commercial validation farms to compare our products, programmes and services to the regional market standard.

Poultry Research Centre, Spain

The Poultry Research Centre’s expert team studies efficient and sustainable feed utilisation, production performance, and health and welfare of poultry and rabbits at a spacious facility located in Spain. The large centre houses broilers, broiler breeders, laying hens and rabbits. A special unit designed for physiological and digestion studies provides facilities to optimise nutrition for animals in different housing systems. An on-site research feed plant supplies all feed needed, supported by a research laboratory for any required nutritional analyses.

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Innovation Lab, the Netherlands

Researchers at the Innovation Lab evaluate the nutritional and functional content of newly identified ingredients that may contribute to sustainable production, animal health and product quality. The research team also collaborates with the species-specific research teams to develop synergies and generate new ideas for our innovation process. The well-equipped Trouw Nutrition research laboratory is available to all research teams, and planned to handle Q-PCR studies, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology and in vitro assays and digestion models.

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Validation Farms, worldwide

The R&D team extends their research support network with commercial validation farms at multiple locations worldwide. Designed to test and apply scientific knowledge to on-farm practices, each facility represents the designated region and is adapted to conduct controlled research trials. This approach ensures practical implementation, reduces trial costs and supports local Trouw Nutrition businesses.

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The emerging potential of data collection, integration and analytics opens up enormous opportunities to develop machine learning models that predict, forecast and optimise animal and economic responses.
Marc Jacobs, PhD, Manager Data Innovation