Production Efficiency Programme

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Feed accounts for the largest costs of animal production. Ensuring high bioavailability so an animal can use the most nutrients possible from its feed for performance rather than for other physiological processes can significantly reduce production costs and increase profitability.

Production efficiency means supporting the animal to reach its full genetic potential and thus the highest possible level of performance and feed efficiency while maintaining the appropriate health status. Selko’s Production Efficiency programme aims to improve multiple aspects such as more efficient use of raw materials, optimize feed conversion ratio, improve performance, lower production footprint, improve uniformity, and lower feed costs.

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We understand your challenges!

Producing enough animal protein whilst at the same time keeping animals healthy and assuring healthy margins can be a challenge. Lowering production costs, in combination with increasing animal performance without sacrifices on animal health and welfare is the most effective way to safeguard margins. Other ways to improve profitability is through improving uniformity of animals, improving carcass yield through more efficient processing. By optimizing the entire production chain, the environmental footprint can be lowered, providing the opportunity to create a sustainable, and more profitable animal production market segment.

"Production efficiency is about fine-tuning the entire chain of production. My aim is to help animal producers achieve the best at the most efficient way without endangering the health of the animals."
Melchior de Bruin, Global Programme Manager Feed Additive


Production efficiency is about fine-tuning the entire chain of production. We follow a six-step wise approach as a guide for this production efficiency programme. 

  1. Define your targets and objectives 
  2. Baseline measurements on feed, farm, and health aspects 
  3. Designate customised solutions including (animal) models, products and digitalization 
  4. Make an analysis of comparison of the resources required to implement suggested solutions with a potential return based on prices and past experiences 
  5. Collaborating with experts such as farm manager, nutritionist or vets to start implementing the plan 
  6. Monitoring & evaluating the intervention, whether it meets the customers need as mentioned in step 1 


Selko helps you optimising production efficiency by utilising an integrated feed-farm-health approach, assessing the feed with NutriOpt analytical services, auditing the farm to identify critical control points for improvement, as well as monitoring for relevant health challenges.

Sustainability topics are getting more relevant to industry partners and consumers. Production efficiency is a key aspect in improving any production footprint. Through the Trouw Nutrition sustainability assessment, a service also part of the production efficiency programme, it becomes possible to combine better margins with sustainability goals. 


One of the important elements in order to efficiently achieve genetic potential, through Selko solutions are high-quality products. In order to confirm the efficacy of our solutions, Selko conducts validation studies and research partnered up with universities, institutes, key opinion leaders, and (potential) customers in many parts of the world. 

Depending on the analysis of customers' baseline measurements and objectives, we determine key performance indicators such as uniformity, growth performance, production costs, and improve footprint. 

The range of solutions is offered via an integrated approach, for example a nice combination between our NutriOpt services and feed additives integrated into animal models for more efficient formulation of raw materials. In order to improve nutrient absorption, our stable, highly bioavailable trace minerals are proven to optimise health, wellbeing, and performance. Last but not least, our synergistic blends of organic acids, either via feed and/or water helps to improve feed conversion ratio through empowering gut health functionality.

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