General - 19 October 2016

Denkavit has built a completely new research centre for approximately 260 sows. The new stable is part of the DenkaFarm Innovation Centre, the research farm for practical research and innovation, managed by Denkavit in Voorthuizen. With the new research centre, Denkavit responds to changes in the pig sector in the areas of genetics, animal welfare, antibiotic reduction and new raw materials.

New pig stable

In the new pig stable, we can carry out feed studies with piglets in the farrowing room and with weaned piglets. Furthermore, the new stable has a digestibility room,  with several digestibility pens. In this way, we get an insight into the digestibility of different types of feed or specific raw materials for weaned piglets. In the new stable, we also carry out feed studies with gestating and lactating sows.

Visitors corridor

The new pig stable is specially equipped for receiving visitors. A visitors corridor has been built over the complete length of the stable. This corridor is completely separated from the rest of the stable. Visitors can have a look at the stable. In this way, they can see the different departments due to the big windows. Furthermore, a visitor’s room has been realised in between the two farrowing departments, again with big windows so visitors can see the animals.

Research Centre

The new research centre is designed for sustainable animal husbandry. Here we make knowledge. The knowledge we use to improve our products and concepts. The knowledge we like to share with our partners. In this way, pig farmers who use our products can improve their efficiency and get better

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Good to know: In the United States Denkavit doesn’t offer piglet feed.