DSM Integrated Annual Report 2022

About Animal Nutrition & Health

Highlights 2022

About Animal Nutrition & Health

For many years, Animal Nutrition & Health has supplied the feed value chain with products and solutions that are fundamental to the health and well-being of animals, the profitability of farmers, and the safeguarding of our environment. A pioneer since the earliest days of feed additives, we apply cutting-edge science to provide a portfolio of innovative and sustainable nutritional solutions that runs from vitamins through carotenoids to unique mycotoxin risk management solutions, feed safety diagnostic solutions, gut heath technologies, and feed efficiency solutions. We have also recently developed a new strand to our business, our Precision Services offering, which uses independent data analysis and diagnostics to pinpoint animal health issues together with environmental footprint, on a completely bespoke basis.

Following the successful acquisition of the Erber Group in 2020, Animal Nutrition & Health operated with effect from 1 January 2022 as an expanded and fully integrated organization. The result of the integration of Biomin is a business with the capacity and capabilities to lead globally in facilitating sustainable animal protein production. This reconfigured business has an unparalleled network of more than 55 premix and additives plants and a unique portfolio of highest-quality core vitamins, premixes, carotenoids, (feed) enzymes, microbes and eubiotics to address the challenges facing the animal farming community today. With scientific centers of excellence in Switzerland and Austria, and worldwide R&D capabilities and technical expertise, Animal Nutrition & Health combines global thought leadership with the advantages of local knowledge and connections.

We are committed to leading an achievable worldwide transformation in sustainable animal protein production as part of our ‘We Make It Possible’ initiative. Our aim is to make animal farming more sustainable by reducing its associated greenhouse gas (GHG) and other emissions and their negative effect on the environment and biodiversity. At the same time, we strive to ensure that farmers can earn a decent living and that people have access to affordable animal proteins. Further information on our Animal Nutrition & Health strategy and how we make animal farming more sustainable can be found in Strategy.

The general term ‘Eubiotics’, is derived from the Greek term ‘Eubiosis’ (meaning microbial balance within the body) and describes feed ingredients that support an optimal balance of microbiota in the gastrointestinal tract of livestock animals. Eubiotics promote efficient gut performance so as to produce well-nourished animals that get the most from their feed, while at the same time sustaining their health and welfare and protecting the environment.
Mycotoxins are toxic compounds that are naturally produced by certain types of molds (fungi). Molds that can produce mycotoxins grow on numerous foodstuffs such as cereals, dried fruits, nuts and spices.
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