We support sustainability in animal farming
The growth of the population worldwide and especially the middle-class segment are prospects that should ensure a promising future for farmers. By 2050, there will be 10 billion people on the planet, and, by 2030, the middle class – with reasonable resources for adequate food – will increase to 5 billion. Clearly, we need to look at these prospects in a realistic, local market note – despite the good news, Romanian breeders are still left with the challenges specific to the local and European market. But farmers cannot ignore worldwide trends – any major approach will inevitably also materialise locally. Farmavet monitors the developments in animal farming, paradigm shifts, regulations, and best practices so that we prepare Romanian breeders for threats and opportunities alike.
The health of the livestock remains a top priority – healthy animals yield more and have a better quality of life, making production more efficient and profitable. Livestock in poor health will be more prone to disease and may die before suckling, before reaching the reproductive age and slaughter level. Proper management of animal health reduces the number of non-productive animals and thus remains the first measure in preserving the sustainability of farms. It is a field of specialisation for Farmavet thanks to the experience gained alongside Pasteur Filiala Filipești, the reference center for veterinary pharmaceutical development in Romania.
Nowadays, however, nutrition is the preferred area of research and innovation worldwide. Good overall livestock nutrition helps stimulate animals’ immune system and maintain health. Thus, animals produce more, helping increase the productivity of farms. But nutrition is also taking on new meaning, with regulatory or voluntary adoption potential – recent research shows that the structure of the feed contributes to reducing methane emissions, an increasingly sensitive topic for the general public and consumers and a thorny issue for governments and authorities. Our group of companies has its own compound feed factory, and Farmavet has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the field. These attributes allow us to provide breeders with tailor-made and flexible options for nutrition and feed at any time.