DSM Integrated Annual Report 2021

Our focus in Animal Nutrition & Health 

Addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action), and 14 (Life Below Water), we have identified six sustainability platforms that address the major challenges facing the animal farming industry today. Our ambition is to radically improve the sustainability of animal farming worldwide, creating innovative and sustainable solutions that will deliver significant value for our customers and at the same time for our company. These are:

  • Improving the lifetime performance of farm animals
  • Making efficient use of natural resources
  • Reducing emissions from livestock
  • Helping tackle antimicrobial resistance
  • Reducing reliance on marine resources
  • Improving the nutritional quality of meat, milk, fish and eggs, while reducing food loss and waste

With our unmatched portfolio of products and services, we are in a leading position to address these challenges through solutions that include, for example:

  • algal-based omega-3 for fish feed (Veramaris®)
  • methane-reducing feed additives for cows (Bovaer®)
  • mycotoxin absorbers to prevent fungal contamination in animal feed
  • a comprehensive eubiotics portfolio to displace use of antibiotics as growth promoters
  • data-driven decision-making tools for farmers, such as Sustell™, and for veterinarians and animal health practitioners, such as Verax
  • We continue to build specialist competences to pursue new health solutions and support feed solutions for additional species, improve the end-to-end experience for the customer, and invest in our direct business-to-farmer and overall go-to-market capabilities.

Our new precision services business, meanwhile, aims to improve sustainability, animal health and welfare, and the profitability of animal production. Precision services uses data analysis and advanced diagnostic tools to measure and pinpoint specific nutritional, health and environmental issues to tackle challenges and offer bespoke solutions.