Nutreco's Garden of the Future


06-06-2024 - 06-06-2024

Trouw Nutrition is leading the way in phytotechnology with the opening of the Nutreco Garden of the Future on June 6th, 2024 in Thurgau, Switzerland.


Pioneering plant-based solutions for the feed industry

Nutreco is the parent company of Trouw Nutrition and has invested in the ground-breaking research conducted at this facility to bring fresh perspectives to the feed industry, allowing for the development of new and innovative products and solutions. Activities performed at the Garden of the Future include screening plant candidates, designing biological modelling, analyzing plant chemotype, developing growing protocols, and processing plants for use as feed additives or feed materials.

Director of Innovation for Trouw Nutrition North America, Dr. Kathleen Crispi, participated in the grand opening of the facility with Canadian and global customers. “I am excited to be a part of grand opening program and sharing how Trouw Nutrition Canada is a leader in the co-development of the phytotechnology innovations, and how the level of business intimacy our team has with Nutreco’s Exploration (NutEx) team has created valuable solutions for producers. I am looking forward to the continued pipeline development that is possible through this facility and the continued commercialization of phyto-complexes in livestock nutrition.”

Our focus with phytogenic feed additives is providing science-based solutions that support the host animals natural defense mechanisms, as well as robust physiological functions in all types of conditions. Trouw Nutrition Canada introduced the first of the phytotechnology products, Synerco™ into the Canadian poultry market in September 2023. To confirm the benefits to producers Trouw Nutrition Canada investigated Synerco’s effects in broiler chickens in a commercial research facility in British Columbia. The results of this validation research confirm that using Synerco in broiler production leads to improved animal performance, feed efficiency and economic returns for the producer when incorporated into a feeding program.

Through the work at Nutreco's Garden of the Future, Trouw Nutrition is pioneering plant-based solutions to meet livestock customers' needs and supporting the business mission of feeding the future.


About Trouw Nutrition

Trouw Nutrition is Nutreco's livestock feed business line and a global leader in feed, farm and health. We have a 90-year history of developing innovative feed products and more sustainable ways of raising healthy farm animals and companion animals.

With a presence in 105 countries and 22 manufacturing facilities, we provide feed specialities, feed additives, premixes, nutritional models, and customised, integrated services. We have a dedicated Canadian team of 1,400 and a global network to help our customers feed the future. Our brands include Shur-Gain, NutriOpt®, Milkiwean®, and Selko®.