General - 21 May 2021

Companies enter into a long-term agreement on the supply of liquid dairy co-products to the animal nutrition industry

FrieslandCampina intends to sell its Nutrifeed animal nutrition business to Denkavit. The two companies will enter into an agreement for the supply of liquid dairy co-products to the animal nutrition industry. Employees of the two businesses have been informed about the intention.

Herman Ermens, President FrieslandCampina Ingredients: “In Denkavit we have found a strong, player with international growth ambitions for our animal nutrition business. Denkavit offers us a good opportunity to create added value for our liquid dairy co-products.  In December 2020, FrieslandCampina decided to fully focus its ingredients business for its customers on high-quality ingredient solutions for consumers in all life stages. As part of Denkavit, an international player with a strong focus on young animal nutrition, Nutrifeed will have better opportunities to achieve its growth ambitions.”

Further expansion

Erik Buys, managing director of Denkavit”: “With this acquisition, we are further expanding our global market position in young animal nutrition. The agreement for the supply of liquid dairy co-products improves our position in sourcing raw materials.” The 70 employees that work for FrieslandCampina’s animal nutrition business will join Denkavit. The employees and trade unions have been informed about the intended decision and the employee representation has been asked for advice. The proposed acquisition is subject to customary conditions. Financial details will not be disclosed. It is expected that the transaction will be completed by mid-2021.

Denkavit Group

Denkavit is a family-owned company that has been in business for over 80 years. The company specializes in young animal nutrition and feed ingredients. In the U.S., our new state-of-the-art facility built to human food grade standards plays a key role in our advancements in Denkavit milk replacers. As a global leader, Denkavit invests in knowledge and research that is shared with livestock producers and feed companies around the world. Denkavit’s business is based on long-term partnerships, reliability, knowledge, research, and innovation.

Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.

Royal FrieslandCampina daily provides millions of consumers throughout the world with dairy products containing the valuable nutrients from milk. FrieslandCampina produces and sells consumer products such as dairy-based beverages, infant nutrition, condensed milk, cheese, and desserts. It supplies cream and butter products for professional use to bakeries and catering businesses. Furthermore, FrieslandCampina produces and sells ingredients and semi-finished products to producers of infant nutrition, the food industry, and the pharmaceutical sector.

FrieslandCampina has locations in 38 countries and employs about 23,877 employees. The Central Office is located in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. The company is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. and with over 16,995 member dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium is one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the world. For additional information, please visit our website:


As part of FrieslandCampina Ingredients’ Animal Nutrition segment, Nutrifeed is fully dedicated to a healthy start for young animals with dairy side streams as formative nutrients in that process. With 45 years of expertise, it creates an outstanding feed for the early stages of animal growth offering calf milk replacers, piglet products, protein and lactose concentrates, lamb and goat kid milk replacers, and electrolytes. Its main brands are Nutrifeed, Kalvolac, Serolat and Porcolac. The business operates a standalone Nutrifeed facility with blending capabilities and warehousing in Veghel. Its products are exported to 65 countries.