BASF is a global supplier of innovative feed additives for livestock, aquaculture, and companion animals.
Feeding more animals for the growing global meat, milk and egg demand while saving the planet‘s resources and environment is the key challenge: for the feed industry, for farmers, and for us. We are here to take on this challenge with enthusiasm to provide to our valued customers excellent products for a sustainable future.
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We know that our customers expect products from us that keep animals vital and help them to thrive. We talked with our customers on todays' and future challenges:
Interview with a pig farmer
BASF interview with pig farmer from Thailand about today's and future challenges in livestock farming. High-quality raw materials and good suppliers help save costs and protect the environment. Very important in a world with a growing population.
Interview with a turkey farmer
BASF interview with a turkey farmer from the US about today's and future challenges in livestock farming. Having efficient, high-quality feeds -- that's important. Contributes to providing good animal protein sustainably for consumers all over the world.
Interview with a chicken farmer
BASF interview with an egg producer from the US about today's and future challenges in livestock farming. Having good people on the farm and high-quality feeds - that's important. Contributes to providing good animal protein sustainably for consumers all over the world.
Find out more about our products for different species
Our products are also often used in fish ponds and in marine aquacultures. Not only do they bind toxins in feed and ensure excellent performance through rapid growth, they also provide fish and shellfish with all the important vitamins. Lucantin®, for example, gives trout and salmon delicate pink flesh and provides the skin of shellfish with a beautiful, vivid color.
BASF products contribute to the fitness and vitality of dogs, cats and other pets so that they may spend many joyful years as part of the family. Vitamins give them everything they need for their metabolism. And Novasil™ Plus ensures that aflatoxins cannot do them any harm.
Superior Provision for Dairy Cattle. Dairy farmers carry a large number of responsibilities. They are to manage their farms successfully, ensure the wellbeing and health of their dairy cows, and engage in sustainable practices. BASF provides an ample range of products and solutions for these diverse challenges.
Our products help pigs to better digest and utilize their food as well as keeping feed hygienic and fresh. We provide what pigs need to grow, stay vital and eventually supply high-quality meat. The pioneering phytase Natuphos®, for example, improves digestion of plant phosphorous. This helps to avoid adding inorganic phosphorus, and preserves resources as well as the environment.
BASF’s feed additives help poultry, such as laying hens and broilers, to make better use of the energy in their feed. The enzyme Natugrain® TS, for example, makes wheat and barley easier to digest. We also provide Lucantin®, which gives eggs their appealing yellow-orange yolks.
Raising ruminants is challenging. You have to meet the ever-expanding global demand for high-quality milk and meat while less resources become available and raw material prices fluctuate unpredictably. You need to make sure that your animals are vital and achieve optimum performance so you can earn a good profit.
Poultry, fish ore sea food cannot produce carotenoids by their own. This is why feed needs to contain them. The color of egg-yolks, fish meat or shrimp depends on their diets. Natural identical carotenoids by BASF help animal producers to attain exactly the nuances of color that are preferred by their customers.
Aflatoxins can affect the work of any farmer – not only by spoiling feed, but by endangering the well-being of animals and the quality of their products. That’s why we consider mycotoxin binders to be one of our most important products.
Innovation means that the love for your product makes you keep looking for something better. The more complex the challenge, the more vital it becomes to find creative solutions. Thanks to our global research network, with renowned Animal Nutrition Institutes and our own research and development program, we are ideally placed to find creative answers to these complex challenges.
BASF has decades of experience in the feed sector, in development, production and application. We place particular importance on delivering the highest quality for the benefit of humans and animals alike.
We know that our customers expect products from us that keep animals vital and help them to thrive. Products that help them to meet he challenges posed by tighter resources and intense competitive pressure, while at the same time ensuring the high-quality milk, eggs, meat, and fish that consumers value so much.
We want to contribute to a sustainable future with enhancing quality of life, good health and well-being. BASF does so by giving priority to sustainable solutions, technologies and production processes, and by driving partnerships and creating chemistry for our customers and society.