The limiting of nitrogen depositions is a major societal discussion in Western Europe, most dominantly in the Netherlands. As part of our Going Circular objectives and ambitions, we have committed ourselves to take a leadership position on the percentage of nitrogen eﬃciency.
Both technological innovations and feed solutions can help to limit the nitrogen emissions. The latter is the area to which we continue to devote all possible efforts. ForFarmers is active in terms of working with parties in the chain on possibilities for limiting nitrogen depositions, for example by optimising the amount of crude protein in the total diet (too much protein pushes up nitrogen emissions). This is conditional on neither the animal’s health nor its performance being compromised. Technical changes to sheds and different ways of using manure can also help reduce nitrogen emissions. Tests aimed at reducing for example nitrogen emissions also look at the side effects on for example phosphate emissions.