Grants awarded for research partnerships with emerging markets
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has awarded Nutreco companies
with grants for research and development into emerging markets, including one
project focusing on broiler research in China.
The project with China, called 'Healthy Broiler', is designed to help to
select Yellow Broilers for increased disease resistance. About 50% of total
broiler meat production in China is of Yellow Broilers, and this figure is
increasing 10-15% per year. Yellow Broilers are raised in poor environmental
circumstances, including a hot and humid climate, so they need a high disease
For this reason, effects of special diets on the
reduction of climate stress will be studied, as well as the potential of
alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters.
The project will be
carried out as a joint study by Hybro, Agricultural University Wageningen, Trouw Nutrition International and
Jiangsu Provincial Institute of Poultry Science in Yangzhou (China), with the
possibility that another Chinese partner might join as well.
projects will help Nutreco
increase its knowledge of Asian animal production and environmental factors,
smoothing its entry into the Asian market through assisting in the development
of tailor-made products for sustainable farming.
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