Research & Innovation
Research and innovation strengthen expertise in the field
The expertise you rely on begins with our belief that there is no limit to improvement. We know animals. We understand how different nutrients interact with digestion and gut health, and how environmental factors influence feed conversion efficiency. We can tell you which blends of ingredients deliver the most cost-effective results. None of it would be possible without constant research and innovation.
With more than 500 research professionals working in 17 state-of-the-art innovation and application centers around the globe, we pride ourselves on having the deepest knowledge across livestock and poultry.
When our team arrives at your door, they’re equipped with unrivaled biological modeling tools to tailor solutions that will help your animals or your customer’s animals perform better.
Nutrition and Digestive Health
New research techniques elevate our understanding of the relationships among diet, the microflora, intestinal tract integrity and an animal’s immune system. Our research has helped us unlock greater understanding of how the microflora, animal immunity, and gut integrity all interact with dietary elements such as anti-nutritional factors, mycotoxin stress and antioxidants.
Young Animal Nutrition
Our research has demonstrated that providing the right nutrition at the right time to both newborns and maternal animals, especially during gestation, lactation and weaning, can have profound effects on the overall lifetime performance of the animal.
Cargill Nutrition System
Because your environment changes constantly, we developed the Cargill Nutrition System (CNS) to provide you with real-time nutrient analysis of feed ingredients, as well as information from our global ingredient sourcing database.
We have the world’s largest Near-Infra-Red Reflectance (NIR) feed database, with more than 2 million samples across 200 ingredients.
What if you could incorporate biological modeling with real-time analysis of nutrient content in current ingredient inventories to get the most out of your feed and strengthen your business? We use digital tools to help you deliver ideal nutrition at the right cost.
At our 17 innovation and technology application centers worldwide, our more than 500 R&D professionals arrive every day with the goal of expanding our expertise – and your bottom line. Our teams apply specialized expertise in multiple areas – molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, bioinformatics, modeling and processing – to create customized solutions for the biggest challenges you face.