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DLF’s Partnership for a More Sustainable Animal Feed

For many years, it has been an issue for the Danish agricultural sector that animal feed imported from other countries has been both expensive and not produced in the most climate effective way.

The Danish seed company, DLF Trifolium, has started a partnership together with a science and innovation platform at the University of Copenhagen, called BIO Value SPIR. Here, they research for opportunities to use Danish produced grass for animal feed as opposed to imported climate burdening soya.

The idea is to develop a new kind of animal feed – primarily consisting of grass – that has the right amount of protein to compete with the imported soya

The idea is to develop a new kind of animal feed – primarily consisting of grass – that has the right amount of protein to compete with the imported soya. Eventually, the new feed will not only make things easier for Danish farmers, but will also ensure lower emissions of greenhouse gasses, as it will require less energy to transform the seeds into animal feed.

The co-operation between DLF Trifolium and the publicly funded team of university researchers is an example of the close partnership in Denmark between public authorities and private partners.