Animal Nutrition


Icons: Animal feed solution for Pig, Poultry, Ruminant

Animal protein producers are increasingly confronted by critical questions from end-consumers, retailers, investors and policy makers who more and more are requesting farm-to-fork transparency.

With Opteinics™ BASF offers a digital solution that players in the feed or animal protein industry can use to understand and reduce their environmental impact. By offering dynamic environmental footprinting of feed and animal protein, Opteinics™ helps to identify opportunities for improvement, without compromising cost and nutrition. With its direct data integration possibility to feed formulation software, time and resources invested are kept to a minimum. 

Your benefits at a glance

Opteinics™ - making feed more sustainable

Video Opteinics: Enabling a more sustainable feed and animal protein value chain

Environmental impact as a third pillar
in designing your feed

Graphic: Minimizing environmental impact as a third pillar in feed formulation



Future vision for Opteinics™:
Digital integration of the value chain for
farm-to-fork transparency

  • In the future, the animal protein industry is dependent on a deep and transparent collaboration to comply with market and regulatory demands.
  • This collaboration will foster a digital integration of the value chain for farm-to-fork transparency.
  • Our solution can provide real-time, environmental footprinting  and make animal production even more sustainable, based on primary data.
  • Thus, we are looking for partners in the feed and animal protein value chain that want to pave the way into a sustainable future.
Sensor technology & digitalization; Blockchain, transparency & traceability; New business models, services and ecosystems; Real-time environmental footprinting

Your questions – our answers

  • BASF Animal nutrition has been a pioneer in LCA and sustainability assessments since 1996.
  • We believe the industry is at a tipping point, as the pressure is greater than ever from consumers, retailers, investors and policy makers.
  • To support the transformation we built a digital scalable solution that anyone in the feed or animal protein industry can use to understand and reduce their environmental impact.
  • Opteinics™ is neutral, reliable and uses globally accepted databases and methodologies.
Clear global leader in value chain life cycle sustainability; BASF first to market globally with eco-efficiency analysis in 1996; Many hundreds of eco-efficiency and LCA studies completed by BASF; Global partnerships in animal nutrition & livestock sectors

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Icon Poultry - Animal health


Icon Ruminants & Dairy - Animal health


Diagram: adaptation of feed recipes based on results

Our Partners

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Our Opteinics™ expert Tom Battagliese

Tom Battagliese, BASF SE, Germany