Sector Feed Production

Cattle farmers who produce their own feeds and entrepreneurs in the (compound) feed industry will find here an answer to “what can ILVO do for me?” You’ll get a brief overview of relevant expertise, analyses, infrastructure, and the professional approach that characterizes ILVO.

What does ILVO do?

How does ILVO work?

ILVO aims to support all stakeholders in animal production and the (compound) feed industry with the above broad palette of expertise and a modern research infrastructure. Contemporary challenges are handled by experienced professionals. Together with the other parties involved in the chain, they work on customized solutions.

Your point of contact for roughage production: the Plant Living Lab

The Plant Living Lab at ILVO aims to respond to the needs and questions of the agro-food sector. They focus on sustainable, innovative technologies to optimize crop efficiency and at the same time, reduce the environmental impact. The extensive expertise and infrastructure and a wide stakeholder network make a high-quality, strong, multidisciplinary approach to this research possible.

Your point of contact for practical information: the Rundveeloket (Cattle Information Center)

The Rundveeloket is the ideal point of contact for all questions on dairy or beef farming. The answer is always objective, independent, and scientifically substantiated. The Rundveeloket keeps you informed of the latest research results by participating in study days and information sessions, as well as through publications in the trade press, an up-to-date online knowledge center, the Rundveeloket website, and a quarterly (free) newsletter.

Lastly, the Rundveeloket is happy to listen to your concerns in order to translate them into concrete research questions and bring the necessary partners to the table.

Your ILVO guarantee

  • Scientifically-based solutions
  • Individual and/or co-creative guidance for innovation trajectories
  • Confidential treatment of your question
  • Clear and easy-to-interpret results that are applicable to day-to-day operations
  • Technological support for various farm processes

Specialized research infrastructure

All ILVO expertises at your service

ILVO works in an interdisciplinary fashion and has a network of living labs that work closely together. A problem or question is therefore examined from many different angles by ILVO experts from different disciplines. This is guaranteed by ILVO's broad and systematic approach, together with the typical openness of the ILVO culture.

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