Phosphate in animal feed contributes to a higher production but it also has an impact on the environment. ForFarmers helps farmers measure phosphate efficiency by innovative tools and advice.

Limiting phosphate emissions

Phosphate pollution is an important issue for the agricultural sector. Phosphate in animal feed contributes to a higher production - and therefore higher efficiency - of animals. At the same time, the phosphate that animals excrete is a burden on the environment. That is why the EU has set phosphate production ceilings for all member states. We are actively helping livestock farmers with their challenge to achieve lower phosphate emissions through sharing knowledge, advice and supplying optimal feed.

Limiting phosphate emissions

Phosphate efficiency

ForFarmers is a participant in the KringloopWijzer programme. This nutrient management system helps dairy farmers in the Netherlands to monitor the use of phosphate, nitrogen and carbon on their farms. We also measure the percentage of phosphate efficiency of dairy and pig producers in the Netherlands. The higher the percentage, the better it is. We influence phosphate efficiency through our feed solutions. We pay constant attention to the optimal application of nutrients and the use of, for example, the latest generation of enzymes. We are also helping farmers to measure and reduce their phosphate production at maximum milk production per cow by introducing a phosphate calculator.

See our Annual Report for more information about phosphate

Other focus areas

Other focus areas are greenhouse gases and the use of land, water and energy.