As we want to continue to take ambitious steps as a chain, we work close together with various experts such as Wageningen University. At our Demo farm in Valkenswaard we test important technological developments.

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Hans Verhoeven - Innovative sty design

Long tails are a sign

Mark van den Eijnden - Energy fund

Hans Verhoeven - Innovative sty design

Mark van den Eijnden - Energy fund

Hans Verhoeven - Innovative sty design

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Antibiotic-free

Research clearly shows that investing in an animal-friendly and stress-free environment in this phase has a positive effect on the health of the pig for the rest of its life. This is not only good for the animals’ well-being, but can also lead to less use of medication, better growth and ultimately better meat.

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Energy fund

Day deforestation is not only better for animal, human and environment, but also for the pig. It is also possible for excisting stables, new construction is definitely not necassery. Expert Mark van den Eijnden keeps you informed of the developments.

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Innovative sty design

A clean floor, more surface and good temperature make the pigs feel comfortable. That’s what you notice about their behavior and their food intake. They eat well and they grow well. Read more from our expert on Stall of the Future.

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Collaboration with experts

For many years, KDV has invested in its own scientific research. Together with the Advisory Board, we determine which subjects are relevant. We then begin working on a number of these subjects to arrive at insights and solutions.